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Car catches fire in front of Phuket Provincial Police Station

PHUKET: Police have yet to determine what caused a Citroen car to catch fire in front of Phuket Provincial Police Station, in Phuket Town, on Saturday morning (May 27).

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Monday 29 May 2017, 12:34PM


Firefighters were quick to arrive at the scene, on Yaowarat Rd, at about 3:30pm and took about 10 minutes to douse the flames while police prevented traffic from passing as a safety precaution.

Only the engine and the front end of the car, a red Citroen registered in Nonthaburi, was damaged.

One rescue worker said, “I heard two explosions coming out from the car.”

A Phuket City Police officer at the scene (name not confirmed) said, “We believed the fire started from an electric short inside the engine bay.

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“A witnesses (or “witnesses”) told us that the car was driving along of Yaowarat Rd toward Vachira Phuket Hospital,” said one police officer.

“When the car arrived at the scene it suddenly caught fire. The driver stopped and parked by the side of the road. The driver got out and ran from his vehicle,” the officer added.

Although police reported that they had questioned a “witness”, they did not clarify whether the person they questioned was actually the driver.

Police have yet to confirm the cause of fire.

 

 

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Kurt | 29 May 2017 - 16:38:00

The driver got out and ran away. Did he already report himself to the authorities?
If not, perhaps a stolen car, and a failed bomb attack?

These days it can be everything possible to be blown up, yes?
Specially at very crowded places.

I have a few busy Phuket locations on my list I will not visit because of being 'high risk' bomb/explosive locations.

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