Passenger car burned to the ground on Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh highway, traffic jam for 5km

Châu AnhApr 19, 2024 at 16:21

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Just past Long Thanh Bridge, passengers discovered black smoke coming from the rear of the car and spread to the rows of seats, so they shouted. The driver quickly stopped the car in the emergency lane and used a mini fire extinguisher to put out the fire but failed.

According to information from VNexpress, near 2:00 p.m., a sleeper car driven by Truong Nguyen Hoang Duy, 36 years old, drove on the highway, heading from Ho Chi Minh City to Dong Nai. Just past Long Thanh Bridge, passengers discovered black smoke coming from the rear of the car and spread to the rows of seats, so they shouted.

Passenger car burned to the ground on Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh highway, traffic jam for 5km - Photo 1

The driver quickly stopped the car in the emergency lane and used a mini fire extinguisher to put out the fire but failed. All passengers on the bus ran out with their luggage. A few minutes later, a fierce fire engulfed the car.

Mr. Vu, driving past the scene, said he saw the car stopped on the side of the road with black smoke and sparks coming from the chassis. At that time, two people held fire extinguishers and sprayed it but could not put it out.

"A group of more than 10 people carrying belongings stood far away from the car to avoid the fire," Mr. Vu said. The incident caused the highway passing through Long Thanh bridge to be congested for more than 5 km.

Passenger car burned to the ground on Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh highway, traffic jam for 5km - Photo 2

Representative of the Highway Traffic Control Patrol Team No. 6 - Traffic Police Department, said that when the incident occurred, there were no casualties, but the passenger car was completely burned. Police blocked the road through the fire area, closed two highway entrances at the intersection of An Phu and Belt 2 to allow firefighting units to put out the fire, and at the same time regulate vehicles to Highway 1 to reduce congestion. Passenger cars are still inspected until May 21, 2024.

Previously, on the afternoon of April 17, a similar fire also occurred on the Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong highway, passing through Binh Thanh commune, Thu Thua district, Long An province.

According to Tuoi Tre newspaper, a representative of Highway Traffic Control Patrol Team No. 7, Room 6, Traffic Police Department (Ministry of Public Security) said they are coordinating with relevant professional units of Long Provincial Police. An investigation into the cause of a passenger car fire on the Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong expressway on April 17.

Passenger car burned to the ground on Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh highway, traffic jam for 5km - Photo 3

Initial information, around 3:00 p.m. on the same day, a sleeper bus with a Soc Trang province license plate drove on the Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong highway in the direction from the Western provinces to Ho Chi Minh City.

When arriving at Binh Thanh commune, Thu Thua district, Long An province, the passenger car suddenly caught fire from the rear of the vehicle. Discovering the incident, the bus driver stopped the bus and quickly evacuated 18 passengers from the bus. Then, along with the people, they tried to put out the fire but were unsuccessful. The fire flared up fiercely, covering the entire bus with smoke. towering black dozens of meters high.

Passenger car burned to the ground on Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh highway, traffic jam for 5km - Photo 4

Receiving the news, the Fire Prevention, Fighting and Rescue Police Department of Long An Provincial Police dispatched many fire engines and many officers and soldiers to the scene of rescue.

About 30 minutes later, firefighters extinguished the fire. The fire did not cause any l.oss o.f l.ife, but the passenger car was damaged. At the scene, the passenger car was burned to the ground. The impact of the incident caused traffic congestion on the highway. The Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security was present to regulate traffic through the area.

Passenger car burned to the ground on Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh highway, traffic jam for 5km - Photo 5

The cause of the car fire is being investigated by authorities

In just the past few days, many car fires have occurred continuously, the cause of which is unknown. So what are the common causes of car fires, and what should users pay attention to to prevent them? Below are 6 reasons that you need to know.

1. Leaking fuel line system
2. Electrical system error
3. Batteries of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles
4. The engine is overheating
5. Design errors
6. Negligent maintenance

What should car users pay attention to to prevent this?

The best way to reduce the risk of vehicle fire is for vehicle users to regularly check fuel pipes and electrical systems and periodically maintain the vehicle according to the manufacturer's requirements.

Avoid "modifying" or installing additional electrical equipment. In case you need to upgrade the vehicle's electrical equipment such as lights, speakers, entertainment screens, etc., you should choose equipment that ensures quality and is properly installed. Presented by reputable centers for technical assurance.

Passenger car burned to the ground on Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh highway, traffic jam for 5km - Photo 6

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