Huge inferno for Lamborghini in 160km/h crash

Huge inferno for Lamborghini in 160km/h crash
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A Lamborghini was engulfed in flames after it crashed into a lorry at high-speed, killing the driver who was trapped in the vehicle as it burned.

The accident happened at around 10am on Friday, Jun 26, in Foshan city, in China's Guangdong province.

According to online reports, the car, which is worth 4 million yuan (S$870,867), was gunning down a highway at about 160 km per hour when it collided with roadside barriers before smashing into a goods vehicle.

A witness recounted that the sports car went up in flames soon after crashing and several explosions happened after, reported Shanghaiist, an English-language Chinese tabloid.

Photos on Chinese social media showed the car was burnt to scraps after the fire.

The driver, who did not have a driving license, died at the scene as he was trapped inside the car in the inferno and was unable to escape.

Friday's crash is the second accident involving luxury vehicles in China last week. An earlier accident killed two people after a BMW driver travelling at 150 km per hour smashed into a Mazda Sedan.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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