CEBU CITY, Philippines—A Cebu City-claimed dump truck burst into flames while crossing the South Road Properties (SRP) early morning of Wednesday, February 13, 2020.
As per Lawyer John Jigo Dacua, the leader of the Department of Public Service (DPS), the truck was conveying trash from Barangay Punta Princessa to the Transfer Station in Inayawan past 8 a.m. at the point when it burst into flames.
Preceding the fire, the truck has just broke down, inciting the driver and the trash specialists to leave along the edge of the street to mind the truck's motor.
This is the point at which the fire turned over from the motor inlet.
"Nakabantay na sila. Pag ulbo sa kayo gibiyaan na dayon nila, walay beam naangol o nasamdan. Dali ra kaayo napawng. (The drivers previously saw the breakdown. At the point when the fire began, they left the truck so nobody passed on or got injured. The fire was likewise quickly put down)," said Dacua.
Dacua said the truck will be fixed in light of the fact that it is still under guarantee.
The truck was bought under two years prior so the provider will have the option to fix it under the guarantee.
He said the truck was as of late gave to Barangay Punta Princessa, and the support is as of now given to their locale.
Notwithstanding, the city will even now aid the upkeep of the trucks to guarantee better quality.
"That is the reason drivers should look at the trucks before going. Check the motors, oil, water, batteries before going out. Continuously practice security driving," said Dacua.
Dacua didn't state if the driver will be considered responsible for the fire, and said the occurrence is viewed as a mishap.