Smoke emanated from the bonnet of the car, and in a matter of minutes, the car was engulfed in flames, say eyewitnesses.

Narrow escape for 6 persons after car catches fire on Bengalurus Outer Ring Road
news Accident Monday, June 24, 2019 - 18:35

There was panic in Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road on Monday evening after a car caught fire and was gutted. Fortunately, all the six persons in the car including the driver got out of the vehicle in time. No one was injured in the fire.  The incident took place near Agara Lake junction at around 5:20 pm.

An official at the Fire Control Team confirmed the blaze was completely doused within 25 minutes by a single fire engine. “There are no injuries. There was a total number of six persons.  All the six passengers had managed to get out of the vehicle as soon as they spotted the fire,” HSR Layout Police Station Inspector who rushed to the spot told TNM.

He added the cause of the fire was yet to be determined and further investigation by the police and fire department will reveal details. The car is a Chevrolet Enjoy registered in the Electronic City Regional Transport Office in the city little less than three years ago.

According to eyewitnesses, the car had stopped briefly at the Agara Lake bus stop after smoke emanated from the bonnet. In a matter of minutes, the car was engulfed in flames.

The incident created panic among passers-by and a crowd gathered in the area before the fire engine arrived. Traffic flow was also disrupted due to this with delays of upwards of five minutes at the Agara junction.

This is not the first incidence of vehicles catching fire.

In a recent incident in Hyderabad, the driver of the car was burnt alive as his vehicle caught fire in February. In that instance, the vehicle was a Maruti Suzuki Celero plying on Hyderabad’s Outer Ring Road.

Read: Man charred to death after car catches fire on Hyd's outer ring road

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