Another car mysteriously bursts into flames

PHUKET: The driver of a Honda Accord had to make an emergency stop when his car burst into flames last night.

The car’s owner, Nantapol Saelim, 34, was driving from his house in Koh Kaew and heading into town about 10pm, when he smelled burning and promptly pulled in to the Merlin Hotel car park on Yaowarat Road, police told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

Mr Nantapol parked his car and leaped out to call for help.

A hotel security guard rushed to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

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Mr Nantapol was not injured, but the car suffered damage to the engine, battery and the front-left wing, which was melted by the heat of the flames.

The car is now at Phuket City Police Station while investigations are underway into the cause of the fire.

Earlier this week, a dentist in Krabi escaped serious injury when her Mazda 2 car mysteriously burst into flames while she was driving home (story here).

An Opal Corsa also caught fire on August 1 in Phuket Town (story here).

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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