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LABUAN, 10 June 2016:

A man and his son were burnt to death when the Proton Gen 2 car they were in caught fire at Jalan Tanjung Bendera near a kindergarten school here earlier this afternoon.

The cause of the noon incident fire had yet to be confirmed as investigations are still ongoing.

Labuan police chief Supt Adzhar Othman said the 39-year-old-man was identified as Yunus Japar and his five-year-old son was Muhamad Darwisy Haiman.

He said they were on their way from Jalan Tanjung Bendera to Chi Hwa Kindergarten junction when the car caught fire and exploded with the flames spreading quickly – burning the duo to death.

“Eye-witnesses said the car exploded twice and they saw the victims had attempted to escape the car. Several witnesses had also tried to rescue the victims but to no avail.”

Adzhar said the bodies had been sent to hospital for post mortem.

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