Six foreigners die in fiery crash

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) -- Six foreign nationals were killed in an accident involving their car, a Nissan Skyline, at the Kampung Pandan roundabout, here early this morning.

According to a spokesman for Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police, the victims were a male Briton, three Filipino women and two Myanmar women who perished when the car they were in crashed and caught fire.

They were identified as Simon John Hall, 40, manager of Leighton Offshore here, the three Filipino women were Siso Aileen, 30, Maileen Tentative Montejo, 26, and Mary Grace Macaraig, 24, while the two Myanmar nationals were Pi Pi, 20, and Esther Sui, 26.

The Myanmar women held passes from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, he said when contacted here.

In the 12.45am accident, the car with the six victims went out of control near Kampung Pandan causing the car to ram into a concrete pillar of the flyover before bursting into flames.

Assistant Director of Fire Operations, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department, Azizan Ismail said the department received an emergency call at 12.42am and two engines together with 13 firemen from the Pudu and Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Stations rushed to the scene.

The remains of all the victims were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem.