Man Walks Out Of Flaming Car With 96% Burns On His Body

The victim has since been in critical condition at Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar.

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A man survived with 96% burns to his body after he was seen walking out of a burning car on Wednesday evening, 16 February

According to Berita RTM, the incident occurred at 8.45pm on the Kampung Syed Omar bridge in Bintong, Perlis.

Kangar Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Senior Fire Officer II Yazid Ahmad said they received a distress call at 8.49pm regarding a fire and sent a team of 10 members and emergency medical services immediately over to the scene.

When the fire and rescue team arrived at the location, they found a vehicle completely engulfed in flames with a man sitting inside of it

Videos of the shocking incident has since gone viral on social media.

In one of the clips, the victim is seen walking out of the burning vehicle with his entire body in flames. In another clip, he is seen standing on his own two feet and consciously responding to members of the public after the fire on his body was extinguished.

Kangar district police chief Supt Wari Kiew told Harian Metro that a passerby had stopped their car to help the man when they saw him walking towards them.

"The witness got out of their car to put the fire off the victim and tried to calm him down before calling the authorities for help," he said.

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The fire that was ravaging the Perodua Alza was completely extinguished at about 9.20pm

The burn victim was immediately rushed to Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) for treatment

He has been identified as a 28-year-old local man, according to police investigations.

"According to the victim's father, the man is a psychiatric patient receiving outpatient treatment at HTF's psychiatric department," said Wari.

The father revealed that the victim had recently tried to take his own life in January and last Tuesday, 8 February, before being saved by the family both times.

"The cause of the victim's suicide attempts is believed to be disappointment with his ex-girlfriend who has found a new lover," said the Kangar police chief.

Wari added that the father had suspected that his son was going to make an attempt last night and rushed to the police station for help after seeing him down a bottle of petrol and leaving the house.

Harian Metro reported that the victim is currently under critical condition and is still receiving treatment for the 96% burns to his body at HTF.

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