Oh gosh, we thought we’ve seen it all, but this we certainly didn’t expect.
Just a little earlier today, a woman tried to burn herself alive in Bangsar South.
According to multiple reports, the woman, who is in her 30s, is an ex-employee of a consultancy company at Tower 2 of Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi. At about 5pm today, she allegedly rammed her Perodua Viva at the office’s building before setting the car and herself on fire.
In the video that was originally posted up by Sukan Star TV, passersby can be seen helping to put out the fire using a fire extinguisher when they saw the victim lit herself on fire.
Pantai Fire and Rescue department operations chief Ramli Mohamed said that the woman was in the backseat of the car when the vehicle caught fire. According to him, 10 firefighters were despatched to the scene after a distress call was received at about 5:05pm.
City police Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the victim sustained 50 per cent burns on her body. “The victim managed to be saved and was sent to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for further treatment,” he said.
It is also learnt that firemen found bottles of petrol and a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) barrel stored at the boot of the car.
It is understood that the woman resorted to the action as she was not satisfied with her former employer. The cause of the fire is under investigation.