Fire Engulfs Vehicle

A Toyota Highlander SUV with registration number GR-9739-12 this morning caught fire and nearly burnt to ashes in front of the Achimota Total filling station. The vehicle heading towards Accra upon reaching the fuel station area started developing thick smoke from the bonnet compartment causing the driver to stop in the middle of the road. The thick smoke attracted many people including drivers frantically trying to put off the fire with sand and fire extinguishers; try as they may, the vehicle was however enveloped in a thick inferno. It took the intervention of personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service to prevent the brand new Highlander from completely dissipating in the fire. The driver of the vehicle who had no idea what might have sparked the fire together with the occupants of his car escaped without any injury. Police Personnel from Achimota were also immediately on hand to direct traffic which the incident had generated.