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Russian diver dies after car bursts into flames in Wichit

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The car burst into flames on Khao Kad Rd earlier today. Police believe the driver died instantly. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: -- A Russian national, 27, died instantly when the car he was driving caught on fire on Khao Kad Rd in Wichit earlier today.

 

Wichit Municipality officials were notified that a car had caught on fire on Khao Kad Rd at 3.10pm today (Oct 23).

 

At the scene, police and rescue workers found a badly damaged Toyota SUV with a dead body inside. The deceased was later identified as a 27-year-old Russian national, who worked as a diving instructor for a local dive centre. Diving equipment was also found in the car which was destroyed by fire.

 

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/russian-diver-dies-after-car-bursts-into-flames-in-wichit-59571.php

 
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That's a shame, driving down the road and Boom, there goes the LPG tank and your life.  The young guy was just 27 years old.

 

Are there any sort of checks that these LPG tanks and installers have to have before being allowed on the road?...............Serious question

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An exploding LPG tank doesn't squash the roof down neither does a fire. Obviously some key details missing from this story.

 

Perhaps the crushed roof is a hint that something else has happened?

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Yes there are checks on LPG installations and further 5 yearly checks.

The OP says diving equipment was found in the car I think those gas canisters are about 300 PSI much higher than for LPG

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1 hour ago, Pomthai said:

An exploding LPG tank doesn't squash the roof down neither does a fire. Obviously some key details missing from this story.

 

Perhaps the crushed roof is a hint that something else has happened?

 It has to be said....

 

yes.... these installations are rigorously tested.... in other parts of the world.

you can even install blast containment,

 

but this is Thailand.... and it looks more like a roll over, doesn't it!.

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Obviously the car rolled and ended up in the upright position while the driver was more than likely knocked unconscious during the roll, while the vehicle caught on fire at some point and the driver could not escape the vehicle.

Sad

RIP

 

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The LPG tank would be under the rear (if the vehicle had one).

Think the fire may have been caused by the crash & the police (or the reporter) have the bull by the tail.

Anyway, sad way to go. My sympathies to all friends & relatives

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Don't you just love it a guy dies and before he's cold multiple theories emerge out of nowhere. What's next!!!!! A hit ordered by his Thai wife/girlfriend.

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2 hours ago, fester the benevolent said:

High alcohol vodka can be quite flammable!

Your all heart mate. 

Wouldn't be such a smart arse if it was your family in the car :coffee1:

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My old FWD rusted and aged very quickly from having heavy, wet diving gear forever tossed into the rear cargo area.

 

I'm guessing that in this incident, salty water and the LPG device were not compatible over the long term.

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