30 Apr '17, 9pm

SCDF officer among those hurt in taxi blast

A fireman walks towards a burning Trans-Cab taxi, dousing it with a water jet. Just seconds later, the car explodes, engulfing the man in flames. This harrowing sight shocked onlookers in Commonwealth Avenue at around 2.30pm yesterday, when the taxi caught fire after a collision with a car. Videos of the incident quickly made the rounds on social media. One clip shows the fireman running away from the blast. Preliminary investigations by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the police revealed that the road accident likely caused the explosion. Four men were injured in the blast near Buona Vista MRT station. All had minor burns, including the SCDF officer, and were taken to the National University Hospital. The Straits Times understands that the other three injured men were the taxi driver, a motorcyclist and a passer-by. Nobody was hurt in the accident itself. Res...

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