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SINGAPORE - A Ferrari suddenly burst into flames when its owner was pumping petrol at a petrol kiosk in Havelock Road.
Pump attendant Prakash, 22, told The Straits Times that the driver was "plump" and in his 30s. The flames then spread to the driver's pants, but were put out quickly with a nearby fire extinguisher and he escaped unscathed.
The incident, which happened on Thursday night, began when the Ferrari drove into the petrol kiosk and and asked to fill up his tank.
Mr Prakash said he usually places a towel under the petrol tank before filling it up to prevent any leakage.
However, the Ferrari driver told him it was not necessary. Mr Prakesh started the job of filling the tank, but handed the pump to the driver to finish the job.
This was as there were too many cars to service.
When he turned back, there were flames coming out of the engine. CCTV footage later revealed that the driver had continued to pump petrol even after the auto-pump had stopped, causing petrol to leak out.
Mr Prahask speculated that it could have been the heat of the engine that set the fire off.
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