A brand-new police van, a Nissan double-cab, mysteriously caught fire on the West Rand, Roodepoort Record reports.
The van was driving in convoy with a number of other police vans when the other drivers realised the bakkie in question was no longer in the convoy. They turned back and found the van stationary, with its interior on fire.
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The driver, a police captain, said there was “a wire hanging from the clutch where the fire started”.
The van only had 200km on the clock, had not been branded yet, and had not yet been allocated to a police station. The specific model costs in the region of R500 000.
No one was injured in the incident.
– Caxton News Service