6 passengers burnt in maxi taxi mishap

Six passengers of a red band maxi taxi received burns about their bodies when the vehicle's engine caught on fire.
 
They are currently hospitalised at the Arima District Hospital.
 
According to a report, at about 7.30 am the small maxi was in the vicinity of Railway Road in Arouca when a fire ignited below the driver's seat.
 
The maxi taxi swerved off the roadway and ended up tilted in a ditch.
 
Arima police and firemen went to the scene and extinguished the blaze while the six injured passengers were taken to the hospital.
 
Investigations are continuing.
 
Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant
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