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Benz up in flames at Penampang
Published on: Saturday, September 16, 2023
By: Jimmy Goh
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Benz up in flames at Penampang
Voo said he had the second hand car for only about six months.
AN air-cond technician was lucky to have noticed the smoke coming out of his car before it burst into flames near Taman Padi View along Penampang Bypass, Thursday.

Voo was on his way home in his Mercedes Benz 350 after a drinking session with buddies before the 11.10pm incident.

“I noticed smoke coming out from the engine compartment and stopped at the roadside to check.

When I opened open the hood, flames began shooting out.

“I called my friends for advice and to come help save the car but they told me to leave it and get out of the area as it might explode,” he said. 

True enough, the 39-year-old said he heard numerous explosions before his car turned into a fireball.

Voo said he had the second hand car for only about six months.

Eight Penampang Fire and Rescue Department personnel were deployed to the scene and contained with two water  jets by 11.45pm.

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