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Diplomat’s car bursts into flames

  • Written by Jeffrey C. Tiangco
  • Published in Metro
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A diplomat’s Mercedes Benz car suddenly burst into flame on EDSA in Buendia, Makati City Monday night.

A report from the Makati Bureau of Fire Protection said the incident took place at 9:30 p.m.
when the black Mercedes Benz with an Indonesian diplomat license plate 1457 was engulfed by fire and
totally gutted down.
    
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer Cesar Detera said the
vehicle was driven by one Lesmana Indra, an assistant defense attache of the Indonesian Embassy in the
Philippines.
    
Indra told Detera that he was traversing along EDSA in Buendia and headto to Ortigas when he
noticed smoke coming from underneath the vehicle.
    
He said that when he alighted from the vehicle to check, the car suddenly went aflame.
    
He added that he tried to put out the fire with the use of a fire extinguisher but to no avail
as fire had  engulfed the vehicle.
    
Firemen were able to put out the fire some 30 minutes later at 10 p.m.