More vehicular fires: 2 minibuses, one motorcycle catch fire

The unsolved mystery of the recent spate of vehicular fires across the country during late 2011 continues to baffle as another two minibuses and one motorcycle were completely burnt in the first two days of the New Year.

Two minibuses caught fire at a parking in front of the My Lam Tea Company in the northern province of Tuyen Quang ( Photo: Thanh Nien)

No casualties have so far been reported after 2 minibuses in the northern province of Tuyen Quang and a Honda motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City caught fire on Monday.

At 3 am, a 24-seater coach bus belonging to the My Lam Tea Company in Yen Son District in the northern province of Tuyen Quang abruptly burst into flames followed with a loud explosion while parking in front of the company office.

The fire spread to a nearby parked 12 seater bus, which also exploded into uncontrollable flames.

People in close proximity of the fire rushed to douse the flames, but in vain as they helplessly watched both the buses burn out within just 30 minutes. No one was reported hurt in the incident.

That same day, a Honda Dylan motorbike abruptly caught fire in Binh Chanh District of Ho Chi Minh City, prompting both driver and his wife to jump off the vehicle in a hurry.

31-year-old Mai Quoc Hong, the husband, from Hoc Mon District, said he smelt smoke and fellow travelers warned him of the fire when he was driving on the road. A bus driver helped him to extinguish the fire.

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By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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