A woman in Australia has died after her car burst into fire and burst into a fireball, the state’s coronavirus agency has said.
Key points:The Australian woman, aged 47, was found unresponsive in the back of her car on a suburban street in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)The vehicle burst into flame after it broke down in the heat and smokeThe Australian man, aged 41, has been charged with murderThe woman’s body has been sent to Australia’s medical examiner for a post-mortem.
“The car was on fire when it broke through a barrier at a local park,” NSW State Health Commissioner Mark Scott said on Friday.
“Her death has been ruled a homicide.”
He said the woman’s death had not been officially confirmed, but the body would be sent to Canberra for a final post-mortem.
“She was unresponsive, had suffered a cardiac arrest and had a ruptured lung,” Mr Scott said.
“We do not know the cause of her death.”
Mr Scott said the man had not yet been arrested.
Police have charged the man with murder.
The woman died at the scene and a NSW Police spokesperson said a postmortem would be conducted in due course.
Ms Taylor said she had heard the news about the woman after returning from a trip to Sydney with her husband.
“I had a bad feeling about it.
My heart just broke,” she said.
She said she would never forget the moment the car broke down, and the shock of the flames burning through the car.
“You just feel so powerless, you feel so scared, you just feel like you’ve got nothing,” she added.
“There were so many people in the car, and I was in the passenger seat.”
Ms Taylor, who lives in Perth, said she feared for her life when the car burst in flames.
“Everyone in the vehicle had died, there was no one left inside,” she told ABC News.
“When I looked in the rear view mirror and I saw the flames, it was just terrifying.”
She said the car’s owner had called her to the scene, and had said that she had lost control of it and hit a tree.
“It broke down and started burning so I just ran to the back and grabbed my husband and jumped in the trunk,” she recalled.
“My husband was crying, I was just trying to hold him.”‘
My life was in danger’Ms Taylor was left unable to sleep.
“A lot of things just fell out of my life and I just felt like I was a burden on his life,” she admitted.
Ms Scott said she was devastated by the news.
“To hear this tragic news of a woman who was left in her vehicle with no means of protection, with no family in Australia,” he said.’
Very sad”The woman was the second person in NSW to die in the past fortnight from the coronaviruses, following the death of an Australian woman who had to be rushed to hospital.
In July, a woman in Sydney died after an ambulance burst into her home, leaving her with life-threatening burns.
Authorities say the coronas are continuing to investigate the woman in NSW.