Car catches fire in Patiala, passengers escape unhurt

The incident also caused a traffic jam on the road as vehicles from both sides of the flyover was blocked.

Tribune News Service
Patiala, April 14

A car caught fire at the flyover over railway crossing 22 in Patiala on Tuesday night. Onlookers said no one got injured as those in the vehicle escaped unhurt.

The incident took place when a Volkswagen Polo released a sudden spark on the road between 8 PM and 9 PM. The incident also caused a traffic jam on the road as vehicles from both sides of the flyover was blocked.

Soon, police officials and a fire-tender reached the spot to disperse the crowd and douse the flames.

A police official who reached the spot said they had started investigating the matter. He said as per a preliminary report, one of the car's tyres sparked and engulfed the whole car in flames. "All occupants of the car escaped unhurt", he pointed out.

Later, videos of the incident also went viral on the internet.

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