Blasphemous cartoonist Lars Vilks burnt to death

In Sweden, cartoonist Lars Volks, who made insulting sketches, was burned to death in a car accident.

According to foreign media reports, the 75-year-old cartoonist and two police officers were killed in a horrific car accident yesterday.

The local police said in a statement that it was not yet clear how the car and truck collided, but initially no evidence of involvement was found.

According to a Swedish police spokesman, the accident is being investigated as two policemen were also killed.

Lars Wilkes, from Sweden, created blasphemous sketches in 2007 that provoked strong protests from Muslims around the world.