Truck carrying vehicles catches fire in Oman
July 13, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Muscat: Muscat: Six vehicles were completely destroyed in a fire that broke out in the brake pads of a truck and then spread to its carrier carrying eight vehicles at Manah in Dakhiliyah region on Monday morning, said the Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA).

“There was, however, no report of injuries,” said the PACDA on its twitter account.

A reliable source at the PACDA said the fire broke out when the truck was parked at the road shoulder. Initially, one of the vehicles kept on the truck caught fire which later engulfed other five vehicles .

“It then spread from that vehicle to the other five,” said the source. He added the blaze completely destroyed six vehicles and the carrier of the truck while the cabin of the truck and two other vehicles were saved.

“The fire caused traffic congestion on the road, as motorists refused to risk their lives and drive past the blaze in the fear that it could engulf their vehicles too,” said the source.

The source also said that PACDA calls on motorists to conduct continuous checks on the consumable parts of their vehicles especially in heavy vehicles.

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