A family of six met a fiery death when the car they were travelling in skidded and rammed into a stalled lorry on the North-South Expressway near Senawang, Negri Sembilan on Sunday night.
Suhaimi Ghazali, 41, his wife Nor Fadhillah Isenin, 31, and their children Nor Natashahuda, 11, Mohd Daniel, 10, Mohd Hanif Iman, six, and Adi Putra, two, perished in the horrific crash during which two explosions occurred. Their remains were charred beyond recognition
Suhaimi, the owner of a herbs outlet, was returning home to Teluk Mas in Malacca after the family's weekend holiday at Bukit Merah Lake Resort in Perak when the accident occurred at 1.30am.
He wanted to return home early because the older children were schooling the next day, his uncle Norwawi Johari, 60, said.
Suhaimi had bought the car - a BMW 5-series - just a month ago.
Norwaiwi said according to police, the car may have skidded before crashing into the undercarriage of the stalled lorry which was in the south-bound emergency lane.
The lorry, laden with granite powder, had been parked there since Sunday evening.
It could not be immediately established why it was not towed away by PLUS, the concessionaire of the expressway.
Also present a the mortuary were Suhaimi's father Ghazali Johari, 66, mother Rokiah Idrus, 63, and in-laws Isenin Salleh, 70, and Aminah Abdullah, 64.
Thirty-five employees of Fadhilat Herbs Sdn Bhd came from Malacca at about noon to pay their respects. Nor Fadhillah was the company's administration and financial manager.
Norwawi said things had been getting better for self-made entrepreneur Suhaimi since he set up the business over a year-and-a-half ago.
He said Suhami had also visited an orphanage in Ipoh over the weekend to make a donation. The remains of the family were taken to the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital for a post-mortem before burial at Nor Fadhillah's village in Kg Bukit Pegoh, Pernu, Malacca.
State traffic police chief Asst Supt Halil Hamzah said the impact of the accident caused the car's engine to be ripped off and thrown into a ditch about 30m away.