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Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

Vehicle bursts into flames on Soldier's Hill

A woman narrowly escaped serious injuries when her vehicle burst into flames on Soldier's Hill, Tortola, yesterday afternoon, May 3, 2021.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the female driver was proceeding on Soldier’s Hill in a Grey 2015 Ford Escape when it suddenly stopped and refused to start.

The woman then proceeded to wait for assistance when an individual stopped to find out what was the issue.

Our newsroom was told that the male individual proceeded to check the engine and alerted that it was ‘smoking’. He also advised the woman to exit the vehicle for her safety.

After the woman exited the vehicle and walked a few feet away, the vehicle went up in flames.

The interior of the automobile was burnt beyond recognition.

According to reports, the vehicle was fully serviced recently at a garage in Baughers Bay and the vehicle did not have any known issues.

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