PETALING JAYA: Two Penang FC footballers had the fright of their lives in a bizarre accident on Jalan Tun Sardon on the island heading towards Relau.
Bernama reported that the two of them were going uphill when a lorry roughly 100m ahead of them suddenly burst into flames and rolled back downhill like a runaway fireball.
The state’s left-back Azmeer Aris Nor Rashid and winger Amer Azahar managed to save themselves from the flaming vehicle by abandoning their car.
Seri Balik Pulau fire and rescue station senior fire officer Nasir Yahaya said he received a call about the incident at 3.30pm today.
“The lorry caught fire first when the players’ vehicle was trailing it 100m downhill. The lorry was about 85% on fire when it rolled back before ramming into the vehicle carrying the footballers.
“The Honda HRV that the players were in caught fire, but not badly. It was 35% burnt and there was damage to the front,” he was quoted as saying today.