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Posted On: 21 July 2009 12:49 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Car catches fire in Gharafa; blaze destroys labour camp

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A motorist who left the ignition of his car on and went out for some work for a while, returned only to see his car in flames. The incident occurred in Al Gharafa suburb of the city. The motorist had left his car with ignition on in the scorching sun and ventured out. When he returned he saw a number of people crowding around his car and some of them were carrying buckets of water and pouring it on the vehicle whose inside was in flames. The exteriors were safe, though. The blaze was put out and soon when the fire fighters reached the spot having been informed by onlookers, they made sure that the inferno was extinguished. Nobody knows what caused the car catch fire from inside but it is generally believed that since its ignition was on for a while amidst soaring day temperatures, the blaze might have occurred. In another incident, a labour camp in Al Rayyan was on fire and the belongings of some 150 workers were left charred. No casualties were reported, though. It so happened that one of the workers was smoking a cigarette in the camp and it is suspected that he might have thrown the live but on the carpet, which might have caused the fire. Note: These are TWO stories that have no relation. The Peninsula should have written them seperately rather than together.