Container van catches fire PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 15:43

A container van loaded with rubber burst into flames along the national highway in Barangay Upper Tungawan, Tungawan Municipality, Zamboanga Sibugay last Sunday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report said that the trailer truck was travelling from Ipil Municipality to Zamboanga City when the incident occurred.

Upon reaching the area, the driver, identified as Lloyd Pausal Mobilion,  parked the vehicle along the road after feeling heat coming from the back portion of the container.

Upon checking, Mobilion noticed flames coming out of the container van, prompting him to detach the mover and leave the container van burning on the side of the road.

Mobilion reported to police and fire investigators that the tires of his trailer truck were flat prior to the incident.

Fire investigators concluded that friction from the flat tires might have generated heat and started a fire which spread throughout the wooden floor of the container van.

No casualty was reported.  Damage,  however, was reported to have reached P1.2-million.  (Remus Ong)