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Two escape unhurt as BMW catches fire in Phuket

Two escape unhurt as BMW catches fire in Phuket

PHUKET: Two people survived unscathed when their 5-series BMW car caught fire as they drove along Wichitsongkram Rd near Thairatwitthaya School at 1:15 pm today (June 23).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 23 June 2014, 04:58PM

Kathu Disaster Department arrived and put the fire out in about 15 minutes, but the car was wrecked.

Pol Maj Witthaya Sinjamreu of Thung Thong Police Station declined to name the two people, who he said were born in the West but have Thai nationality and a business in Phuket.

Maj Witthaya said it looked as though the fire started in the engine bay; the occupants were driving from Phuket Town to Patong when smoke started billowing from under the bonnet, then flames.

“The car is now at Thung Thong police station awaiting collection by the owners,” Maj Witthaya told The Phuket News. Police will try to find out how the fire started, he added.

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