19 brand new cars burnt on expressway in east China

(CCTV)

A total of 19 brand new cars were burnt down on an expressway in Maanshan, east China’s Anhui Province, Friday.

A truck carrying 21 cars caught fire at about three o’clock on Friday dawn, while driving on the Maanshan-Wuhu expressway. All together 19 of the 21 cars were burnt down.

According to initial investigation, the fire was triggered by spontaneous combustion.

“The tire caught fire first, then the fire spread across the whole truck. When we arrived, the fire became fierce, with explosion now and then,” said Wang Fei, a local traffic police officer.

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