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Bus catches fire on Skyway

/ 09:52 PM July 22, 2015
Screen grab from Erika Sta. Maria’s Instagram account

Screen grab from Erika Sta. Maria’s Instagram account

A southbound bus caught fire on Wednesday morning at the elevated portion of Skyway, the Skyway management said.

A Dela Rosa Transit with plate number TYM 248 caught fire at around 9:50 a.m while plying near Bicutan in Parañaque City.

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The fire was contained nearly half an hour after the incident while the area was cleared at 11:17 a.m. No one was hurt in the incident.

The elevated Skyway has been an accident prone area, raising concerns over safety standards implemented on the expressway.

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On July 19, a sports utility vehicle plunged more than 10 meters on a concrete wall along the East Service Road in Taguig City.

On July 8, a Mitsubishi Strada pickup dangled over the edge of the Skyway near the Bicutan exit.

On Dec. 16, 2013, at least 21 were killed after Don Mariano passenger bus fell off the elevated Skyway and landed onto a passing van on the West Service Road in Parañaque City. NC

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