Friday, April 13, 2012

When you think driving is safer than taking a bus... think again, your car engine might explode suddenly


A man was seriously injured early Friday when the engine of his SUV exploded as he turned its ignition key.

The victim, identified as Lee Chong Beng, 58, suffered 70% burns in the 8.40am incident.

His head was in flames when he was pulled out by neighbours from the vehicle parked outside his house in Taman Sembilang, near here.

The SUV exploded again twice after he was pulled out of it.

Lee was sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital, where he is said to be under critical care.

Initial investigations indicated that the engine could have been faulty - The Star