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Driver escapes lorry on fire

Rokiah Mahmud

A Bangladeshi driver escaped a lorry on fire unscathed at The Airport Mall parking lot, Berakas yesterday evening.

DSO Tonny bin Tanda led a team of six fire personnel and a fire truck Berakas Fire Station Operation ‘C’ Branch in response to a distress call received at 8.29pm. Using a breathing equipment and hose reel, the team doused the fire that damaged the lorry’s engine within
five minutes.

The cause of fire and estimated loss are under investigation.

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) reminded the public to always ensure the safety and condition of their vehicles, and modifications or additional installations of electrical system to the engine or car accessories are carried out by authorised mechanics and in accordance with the safety standards.

ABOVE & BELOW: The lorry damaged by fire. PHOTO: FRD