S'pore boy sole survivor of fiery crash in Malaysia

Scene of the horrific car crash in Johor on Friday, Dec 25, 2015.
PHOTO: Royal Malaysia Police

KOTA TINGGI - A four-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a car crash which killed his parents and brother.

Evan Barnabas Lim, who is a Singaporean, was sent to Hospital Kota Tinggi after the accident on Friday morning.

The family of four was on a trip to Mersing for a Christmas getaway when their Land Rover collided with a Toyota along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.

Both vehicles burst into flames on the Sungai Dohol bridge here.

Lianhe Wanbao, a Singapore Chinese newspaper, reported that the boy suffered 9 per cent burns to his body.

Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Rahmat Othman told reporters that Barnabas Lim Ah Huat, 45, is believed to have lost control of the Land Rover and hit the left side of the bridge.

The vehicle then went into the opposite lane and collided with the Toyota driven by technician Noor Hayanti Safiai, 30, who was on her way to work in Sungai Ara.

She was burnt to death in the crash along with Ah Huat, his wife Ng Khai Leng, 39, and their son Rayshon Barnabas Lim, seven.

Passers-by managed to pull Evan out of the Land Rover and save his life, said Supt Rahmat.

He was brought home to the republic by relatives the same night.