Excavator bursts into flames

BURNT: The excavator destroyed in the fire.

KOTA KINABALU: An excavator burst into flames when the operator was digging the earth in front of Taman Nelly shop lots in Kolombong on Tuesday.

The operator managed to escape from the vehicle before the flame engulfed the machine.

The excavator belonged to a contractor of a sewage company which was laying underground pipes when the incident happened around 7pm.

Fire and Rescue Services Department personnel rushed to the scene and put out the fire after receiving a distress call.

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