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Tanjong Pagar accident: Fires in car crashes rare with safer designs

While the car that crashed in Tanjong Pagar on Feb 13 caught fire, killing five, the likelihood of a car bursting into flames after an accident is 0.125 per cent. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - A flurry of questions have dominated conversations surrounding the horrific crash which claimed five young lives in the wee hours of Saturday (Feb 13) in Tanjong Pagar, but two deserve additional airtime.

One, how likely will a car burst into flames in a crash? Two, how do we prevent a repeat of such an accident?

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