A 58-year-old man was devastated to learn that his son had died in a car accident. But in another cruel twist of fate, his late son's ashes were robbed.
According to a China Press report today, the grief-stricken father, identified only as Yu, had traveled to Johor Bahru from Sabah with his daughter and son-in-law.
His son, Yu Wen Sing, 22, had died when his car burst into flames following an accident near Tangkak on July 14.
After having his remains cremated, the family left for the Senai airport on July 17.
On their way to the airport, the car they were traveling in stopped at a petrol station, where tragedy struck for the second time.
Four robbers armed with parang and hammers approached the car on motorbikes.
One of them opened the rear door, and snatched the box which contained the ashes that were stored in a jar.