Flat tire leads to burned-out car in Sattahip

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A sailor narrowly escaped injury when his LPG-powered car burst into flames in Sattahip.

Firefighters found the Toyota Corolla fully engulfed Dec. 24 at the 179-kilometer marker on Sukhumvit Road opposite the Navy House 5 Village. It took about an hour to completely extinguish the flames.

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Wanlop Wiriyakit said he was driving home when his rear tire burst. But he decided to continue driving as there was no garage nearby.

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Wanlop Wiriyakit narrowly escaped injury when his LPG-powered car burst into flames in Sattahip.Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Wanlop Wiriyakit narrowly escaped injury when his LPG-powered car burst into flames in Sattahip.

Witnesses said sparks were flying from the wheel as Wanlop hobbled home. The tire eventually burst into flames, setting off the liquid petroleum gas. Wanlop jumped from the car before the tank exploded.