Three foreign workers have allegedly died in the car from inhaling excessive exhaust gas. The three young victims have been confirmed to be Burmese foreign workers.
Foul play have been ruled out by the police after an initial investigation, but are still awaiting the autopsy report to identify the real cause of death.
The deputy chief of the Batu Pahat district police, superintendent Shahrulanuar Mushaddat Abdullah Sani, said that the autopsies of the three victims are scheduled to be carried out this morning at the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat.
However, since it involves three bodies, the autopsy process will take more time.
He confirmed that the three victims, two men and one woman aged between 23 and 27, were Burmese from Pasir Gudang.
They were found unconscious in their car at the Yong Peng rest stop by passers-by around 9pm last night.
When there was no response after repeatedly knocked on the car window and called out to the three people inside, they had no choice but to break the driver’s side window to rescue the trapped individuals.
“The victims had locked the car doors and all windows were closed, with the engine and air conditioning running, and they were found unconscious in the car,” he said.
He also urged the public to open some car windows when resting or sleeping with the car engine running to avoid inhaling excessive exhaust gas and causing a tragedy.
The Fire and Rescue Department of Selangor was dispatched to the scene after receiving a report last night.
They found three men and women trapped in a second-hand Alza SUV which were later confirmed dead by emergency personnel. The bodies were handed over to the police for handling.
According to preliminary police investigations, this case is being treated as a sudden death incident, but everything still depends on the autopsy report.