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15 August 2014 05:24 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A luxury vehicle caught fire on the Marine Drive in Bambalapitiya this morning, police said.

The driver managed to escape unhurt as he got off no soon he saw the smoke coming out of the engine.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and the Bambalapitiya police are investigating.

Pix by Bimal Shyaman Jayasinghe

  Comments - 18

  • George Friday, 15 August 2014 05:58 PM

    Definitely its an electrical short not using a proper fuse. Using a kambi they think it does the job.. via DM Android App

    Chandra Saturday, 16 August 2014 01:28 PM

    First this is not a Luxury VehicleAll owners of this make and model should contact the Local Agent for this brand and get a clarification for the cause as there has been so many recalls by all manufactures

    Suq Madique Saturday, 16 August 2014 06:52 AM

    Buy a Maruti then.

    Observer Friday, 15 August 2014 09:47 PM

    Luxury vehicles, luxury houses, they all fall down these days. Yes, agree with some of the readers. These used vehicles are not road worthy!

    suranga Friday, 15 August 2014 05:19 PM

    a vehicle is a luxury in miracle of asia..

    suranga Friday, 15 August 2014 05:18 PM

    any vehicle is a luxury here..

    shace Friday, 15 August 2014 03:37 PM

    When did xtrail became luxury

    michael Friday, 15 August 2014 01:38 PM

    That was a Nissan X-Trail with the front fully burnt. It was a K?-series Car

    JJ Friday, 15 August 2014 01:34 PM

    The cause of importing cheap used vehicles without proper inspection and road worthiness.

    kan Friday, 15 August 2014 07:46 AM

    Nowadays cost of service is so high, hardly any one get their vehicle serviced.

    SSK Friday, 15 August 2014 12:26 PM

    I will not call it a luxury vehicle. Looks like a Nissan X-Trail.

    hrm Friday, 15 August 2014 11:57 AM

    This might be a short circuit. It's hard to believe that some one could buy a brand new X trail but couldn't do servicing due to costs.

    Truth Friday, 15 August 2014 11:20 AM

    Agree with Kan.. Could be not servicing and changing oil or not getting maintenance done due to unimaginable high costs could be a reason for this

    ass Friday, 15 August 2014 11:12 AM

    [quote name="kan"]Nowadays cost of service is so high, hardly any one get their vehicle serviced.[/quote]

    ass Friday, 15 August 2014 11:10 AM

    shut pu

    suranga Friday, 15 August 2014 11:05 AM

    then don't buy vehicles.. catch public transport.. why blame..

    Kossa Friday, 15 August 2014 04:22 PM

    Self immolation by a vehicle in Miracle of Asia. via DM iPad app

    shaha Friday, 15 August 2014 02:11 PM

    ha..thts true via DM Android App

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