New Delhi: A car caught fire near Akshardham temple on Wednesday. As per news agency ANI, the driver is safe. Also Read - Manish Sisodia's Health Update: Diagnosed With Dengue & COVID, Delhi Deputy CM Gets Plasma Therapy
The incident comes a few days after a 35-year-old woman, along with her two daughters, was charred to death at Akshardham flyover in East Delhi. Also Read - Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, COVID-19 Positive, Also Diagnosed With Dengue After Being Hospitalised For Fever
As per the preliminary investigation, the vehicle they were travelling in caught fire due to compressed natural gas (CNG) leak. The incident happened at 6:30 PM on Sunday. Also Read - Delhi Has Crossed Peak of Second Coronavirus Wave: Arvind Kejriwal
The deceased woman’s husband, who was driving the car, managed to get out of the vehicle with one of his daughters, claimed a report. However, the woman and two daughters, seated on the passenger seat, couldn’t save themselves and were burnt to death.
In an earlier incident, a married couple and their eight-year-old son and three-year-old daughter lost their lives in a fire that broke out at their house in Delhi’s Kohat Enclave. Three others were injured and taken to Ambedkar Hospital. An initial investigation suggested a short circuit to be the cause of the fire.
(This is a developing story)