Kuala Lumpur: Five members of an ethnic Indian family were killed and another seriously injured after their car crashed into a large iron signpost on a Expressway in Malaysia.
It took firemen more than 30 minutes to extricate the bodies from wreckage.
The dead were identified as 65-year-old P Pavai, her two daughters, R Selvarani (46) and R Geetha (42), G Vikneswaran (19), and A Akash (7). Pavai`s 16-year-old granddaughter was critically injured.
According to Police, Vikneswaran apparently lost control of the car and it crashed into the signpost pillar.
"Police are still investigating to determine the cause of the accident," they said.
Malaysia`s 28 million population comprises eight percent ethnic Indians who are mostly Tamil.