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Singapore-Registered Car Catches Fire at Johor Checkpoint

Singapore-Registered Car Catches Fire at Johor Checkpoint

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A dramatic incident unfolded at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex in Johor, Malaysia, last night when a Singapore-registered car suddenly burst into flames.

According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle was engulfed in flames at the exit lane leading towards Singapore, causing a stir among travelers and officials at the Malaysian checkpoint. A video of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, shows the car’s front section ablaze, with at least three nearby counters closed as a precautionary measure.

Driver Escapes Unhurt

Johor Bahru South Assistant Commissioner Raub Selamat confirmed that the incident occurred around 8:15 pm, and fortunately, the Singaporean driver escaped without injury.

Firefighters Respond Swiftly

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Firefighters responded quickly to the emergency, taking approximately 25 minutes to fully extinguish the flames. The state fire and rescue department has launched an investigation into the cause of the fire and will assess the extent of the damage.

Preliminary Findings

Preliminary findings suggest that the fire may have originated from the car’s engine, spreading rapidly to damage around 60% of the vehicle. The emergency rapid response team stationed at the Sultan Iskandar Building played a crucial role in containing the fire before the arrival of the fire department, according to Fire and Rescue Department operation commander Nizam Mohammad.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of vehicle safety and the need for regular maintenance to prevent such accidents. Stay tuned for further updates as more information becomes available.

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