KUANTAN: Two men were burnt to death in a road accident involving their car and an earth-laden lorry on the main road of Kampung Dato’ Sharif Ahmad at Km28 of Jalan Jerantut-Temerloh today.
Temerloh police chief Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusoff said police were informed about the accident at 10.45am.
Initial investigations showed that the car, on its way from Temerloh and headed to Jerantut, was overtaking another vehicle when it was hit by an oncoming lorry. The male driver and the passenger of the car, a 35-year-old man from Kampung Pinang Mukim Sok, Sik, Kedah, died at the scene.
“The car was dragged for about 20 to 30 metres before it caught fire. The victims could not be rescued because they were trapped inside,” he said in a statement.
He added that the lorry driver escaped injury.