Private car catches fire in Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel, closure of Kwun Tong-bound tunnel section

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23rd February 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 7.25am, a private car travelling in the direction of Kwun Tong along the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Highway suddenly caught fire inside the tunnel. The driver of the private car, along with three passengers on board, quickly disembarked and sought help on their own. The fire department arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames by spraying water on the vehicle. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and the cause of the car fire is currently under investigation.

The Transport Department announced the closure of the entire tunnel section heading towards Cha Kwo Ling (Kwun Tong in the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel due to the vehicle fire. As a result, a single lane is now accommodating traffic in both directions. Drivers are urged to consider alternative routes due to the ongoing congestion in the area.