A taxi caught fire and exploded, near Buona Vista MRT station, on Sunday (Apr 30), injuring four people including a firefighter. Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) sent one fire engine, two fire bikes, one Red Rhino and two ambulances to the location.
Four men, including an SCDF firefighter, sustained minor injuries when the vehicle exploded and were taken to the National University Hospital. The injured firefighter had first-degree burns to his face and neck. He has since been discharged from hospital and is recuperating, SCDF said.
The fire and related explosion appear to be have been caused by an accident, although brought under control quickly, the incident caused traffic problems around the fire.