Four people taken to hospital after 2 cars catch fire in accident along BKE

Burning car on BKE towards PIE near Mandai exit on June 19, 2017. VIDEO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - Four people were taken to hospital after two cars caught fire in a four-vehicle  accident along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Monday (June 19) night.

A video of one of the vehicles,  fire blazing brightly, was sent to The Straits Times. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told The Straits Times that it was alerted at 10.04pm and immediately dispatched rescue services.

SCDF officers put out two vehicle fires with compressed airfoam.

The police said four casualties, three adults and a child, were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and National University Hospital.

The Land Transport Authority first said in a tweet at 10.05pm that there was an accident on the BKE, towards the Pan Island Expressway, after the Kranji Expressway. It advised motorists to avoid lanes one and two.