Man found dead at Tapah R&R (Updated)

25 Oct 2020 / 17:55 H.

IPOH: A man was found dead in a car at the Tapah Rest and Relax (R&R) Stop (southbound) this morning.

A Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said they were alerted at 11.30 am that the victim had been trapped in a Honda Jazz car.

“A team from the Tapah Fire and Rescue Station was immediately dispatched to the scene and on arrival it was found that the car engine was not running,” he said in a statement here today.

“With the help of special tools the victim was removed from the car but he was confirmed dead by a health team,” he said adding that the victim was identified as Ng Kar Weng, aged 26.

The rescue operation ended at 12.12 noon and the body was handed over to the police for further action.

Meanwhile, Tapah district police chief, Supt Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said inspection on the car found that a pot of charcoal on the floorboard at the back that had caught fire.

“Upon interrogating the victim’s father, it was found that the victim who was still single and worked as a car painter, lived alone at a condominium in Menglembu, Ipoh and did not share any of his problems with his family,” he added.

However, he said, there were no injuries or criminal elements in the incident, and the case had been classified as sudden death. — Bernama

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