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4 men including SCDF fire fighter injured after taxi explodes on North Buona Vista Road



4 men, including a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer, were injured after a Trans-Cab taxi exploded on North Buona Vista Road.

SCDF was alerted to a vehicle fire along Commonwealth Ave (near the junction with North Buona Vista Road) at about 1415hrs.

SCDF dispatched 1 Fire Engine, 2 Fire Bikes, 1 Red Rhino and 2 Ambulances to the location. The fire which involved a taxi was extinguished by SCDF using 2 water jets and a Compressed Air Foam backpack.

During the firefighting operation, an explosion occurred from the burning taxi, injuring 4 persons including an SCDF firefighter. All of them sustained minor injuries and were conveyed to the National University Hospital by SCDF ambulances.

Preliminary investigations by the SCDF and the Police revealed the likely cause of the explosion was due to the road traffic accident. The investigations by SCDF, Police and LTA are ongoing.

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