Car catches fire on railway flyover in Patiala, occupants unhurt

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 14

A car caught fire at the flyover on railway crossing No. 22 in the city yesterday night. Onlookers said no one was injured in the incident as car occupants managed to escape in time.

The incident took place when there was sudden spark in a Volkswagen Polo, which was crossing the flyover. The incident led to a traffic jam as the road on both sides of the flyover was blocked by vehicles.

Police officials and a fire tenders reached the spot and managed to disburse the crowd and douse the flames.

A police official said they were investigating the matter. As per preliminary report, there was a spark in one of the car tyres and soon the whole vehicle was engulfed in flames, he added. All occupants of the car escaped unhurt, he said.

Later, videos of the incident also went viral on the social media.

Fire at open area behind NIS

Fire engulfed the open area behind National Institute of Sports (NIS) in the afternoon today. Three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. Fire officials said they received information regarding the fire from residents living nearby.

“We received a call in the afternoon after which fire tenders were rushed to the spot. As per preliminary report, fire could have erupted due to a spark in electricity wires passing through the area. Nothing concrete has been established till now,” said a sub-fire officer.

Fire officials said no one was hurt in the incident.

However, the fire yet again raged at the spot behind the NIS in late evening today. Fireman Jagseer Singh said, “We have received a call about fire at the same spot. A fire tender has been sent to douse the flames.”

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