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Driver And Passenger Escape Death After Fire Guts Taxi.

Taxi on fire

A driver of a Matiz 2 taxi cab with registration number GW 7133-14, and a passenger on board luckily escaped death when the vehicle unexpectedly caught fire at Kasoa market junction.

The incident happened this afternoon at about 2:30 pm.

According to the driver, he picked the passenger from the Kasoa station towards the Oboum road.

But on reaching the market junction close to the police post, he heard some persons screaming the car was burning from the back side.

He quickly got down with the passenger, few minutes after it resulted in a flame that completely burnt the vehicle.

Some eyewitnesses who spoke with Obaatanpa news at the scene of the incident however blamed police officers who were at the police post at Market junction claiming they turned death ears to their shouts for help.

Minutes after the incident, a team of fire personnel arrived from the Liberia Camp Station to bring the situation under control, but the car was already burnt.

The driver who appeared emotionally shocked could not explain further to the media.

Meanwhile, an official from the Liberia Camp fire service who spoke to us on conditions of anonymity lamented the traffic situation on the Liberia Camp-Kasoa road before reaching the scene of the incident.

According to him, they left the station immediately they received the call but could not get through the traffic on time since there is no fire service station at Kasoa.

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