Van catches fire along Boni-Pioneer

Posted at 08/24/2011 6:57 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A van caught fire along the Boni-Pioneer tunnel in Mandaluyong Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said the Toyota Hi-Ace with plate number UCG 669 caught fire around 1:55 p.m while travelling at the eastbound lane of the Boni-Pioneer tunnel in Mandaluyong.

According to the Mandaluyong fire department, the vehicle’s engine overheated, triggering the fire.

The fire lasted for 20 minutes.

The driver, identified as Elaine Alcanzares, and another passenger escaped the fire unhurt. -- reports from Zen Hernandez and Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News