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ComfortDelGro MaxiCab bursts into flames on Lorong Chuan

Published on Mar 21, 2014 9:27 PM

A ComfortDelGro MaxiCab just one month away from being scrapped burst into flames on Lorong Chuan Friday night.

Driver Remy Tan, 49, said he was as on his way from Chai Chee to the National University of Singapore to meet a friend when smoke started pouring out from under the hood when he turned into Lorong Chuan. The strong, bitter smell of smoke drove him to radio his colleague for help at about 7.15pm.

While his colleague called the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Mr Tan rushed to gather his belongings - such as his iPad and mobile phone - and dashed out of the car. In his panic, he recalled, even opening the door was a struggle. The front of the car soon burst into flames as he escaped.

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