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Taxi totaled after bursting into flame on Middle Road (VIDEO)

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A taxi began smoking and was shortly thereafter engulfed in flames on Singapore’s Middle Road yesterday afternoon.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted to the fire at about 4:30pm, they told ChannelNewsAsia.

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“The fire involving the engine compartment of a taxi was extinguished by SCDF using two water jets,” a spokesperson said. 

The cabby behind the wheel, identified only as Mr.Yeo, told the outlet he was driving along Middle Road when he saw plumes of smoke emanating from the front of his cab.

“White smoke started pouring out of the exhaust when I was driving, and I parked at the side of the road before the front of the car started emitting black smoke. I quickly left the car with my things as the smoke increased,” he said.

Footage of the media circulating on social media shows a blue ComfortDelGro taxi with its hood engulfed in flames.

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It is understood that Yeo did not suffer from any injuries and that he was alone at the time of the incident.

Investigations are ongoing.

This article, Taxi totaled after bursting into flame on Middle Road (VIDEO), originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. 

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