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Niwat Ruangying never made it to his golf outing yesterday. Instead, he stood in shock by the roadside, watching his car go up in flames.
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Car blaze cancels golf outing
When fighterfighters reached Niwat Ruangying yesterday, he was standing next to Vibhavadi Rangsit Road in front of Sangkeet School with a shocked look on his face.
The entire front of his Hyundai sedan was engulfed in flames.
It took fire crews about 10 minutes to put out the blaze.
Mr Niwat, 42, later told police that he left his home in Don Muang district and was heading to a golf venue in the Rangsit area when he smelled something burning. He decided to pull over and got out of his vehicle shortly after smoke began to stream out from under its bonnet and a fire erupted, spreading quickly to engulf the entire front part of the vehicle.
Mr Niwat’s car was not fuelled by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
A preliminary inspection indicated a short in his car's electrical system combined with extreme heat in the afternoon may have caused the fire, police said.
Fortunately, Mr Niwat, himself, was not injured.
Adapted from a story on bangkokpost.com
blaze – a fire เพลิง
outing – a trip that you go on for pleasure or education, usually with a group of people and lasting no more than one day การเดินทางท่องเที่ยวระยะสั้น
shock – a strong feeling of surprise as a result of something happening, especially something unpleasant; the event that causes this feeling ช็อค, ความสะดุ้ง, อาการช็อค
sedan – a closed car with a front and back seat for passengers รถยนต์ส่วนบุคคลสี่ประตู
engulf – to cover or surround something in a way that harms or destroys it ปกคลุม
flames – the brightly burning gases that you see coming from a fire เปลวไฟ, เปลวเพลิง
crew – a group of people who work together to do a job กลุ่มคนที่ทำงานร่วมกัน
venue – the place where an activity or event happens สถานที่
bonnet – hood; the metal part over the front of a vehicle, usually covering the engine ฝากระโปรงห้องเครื่อง
erupt – to start suddenly ปะทุขึ้น
spread – to gradually affect or cover a larger area แพร่กระจาย
preliminary – early; not final ขั้นต้น, ขั้นแรก, เบื้องต้น, ชั้นต้น
inspection – the act of looking closely at something or someone and to check that everything is as it should be; examination การตรวจสอบอย่างละเอียด
indicate – to show แสดง
short (circuit) – a failure in an electrical circuit, when electricity travels along the wrong route because of damaged wires or a fault in the connections between the wires วงจรลัด, ช็อต
combine – to mix or be put together รวมกัน
extreme – much more severe or serious than usual ที่รุนแรงที่สุด
fortunately – used for emphasizing that something good has happened, especially because of good luck อย่างโชคดี, อย่างเคราะห์ดี
injured – hurt in an accident or attack ซึ่งได้รับบาดเจ็บ