Taxi exploded twice along Commonwealth Avenue

Photos of the car on fire along Commonwealth Avenue on Sunday afternoon (April 30). Photos: Red Seo Hong Heng/Facebook

A Transcab taxi exploded twice along Commonwealth Avenue, just after Tanglin Halt Road. Land Transport Authority (LTA) tweeted about an accident at 2.30pm. It later advised motorists that the road had been closed to traffic due to the accident. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) reported that the fire was extinguished by around 3pm.

Several netizens shared pictures and videos of the taxi being on fire and exploding.

Taxi exploded

Posted by Leon Tan on Sunday, 30 April 2017

Fire + explosion of this cab… With parts flying in the air. Drama Sunday afternoon. 😱🙈Hope no one was hurt though! Super scary to be so near this.. 😰Channel Chai Army, Reporter Red Seo 🙋🏻‍♂️

Posted by Red Seo Hong Heng on Saturday, 29 April 2017

Taxi exploded near the junction of Commonwealth Ave Close and North Buona Vista Road.

Posted by Danis Era Lim on Sunday, 30 April 2017