Firemen carry the remains of two men who were burnt to death when the car they were in caught fire at Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah bridge. Pix by SHAHNAZ FAZLIE SHAHRIZAL.

GEORGE TOWN: Two men were burnt to death when the car they were travelling in caught fire at KM2.7 of the southbound stretch of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah bridge here today.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said that the department received the distress call at 8.25am.

He said a team of seven firemen in one fire truck rushed to the scene.

"At the scene, the team found a Proton Persona taxi completed razed by fire and there were two victims in the car," he told reporters here yesterday.

He said the fire was extinguished at 8.48am.

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