New Delhi: A 35-year-old woman, along with her two daughters, was charred to death in East Delhi’s Akshardham flyover, after the vehicle they were travelling in caught fire due to compressed natural gas (CNG) leak as revealed by the initial probe. Also Read - Delhi Chalo LIVE UPDATES: Protesting Farmers On Way To Delhi Face Water Cannons In Haryana
The incident took place at 6:30 PM on Sunday. Another round of investigation to figure out the exact cause will be followed. Also Read - Amid Rising Air Pollution, Delhi's Ghazipur Landfill Catches Fire
The visuals of the car showed thick plumes of smoke coming out of it. Also Read - No Chance Of Schools Resuming Soon: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
According to a report, the man driving the car managed to get out of the vehicle with one of his daughters. However, the woman and two daughters, seated on the passenger seat, couldn’t save themselves and were burnt to death.
The husband is in a state of shock, NDTV reported.
In an earlier incident, a family of four died after a fire broke out at their house in Delhi’s Kohat Enclave. A married couple and their eight-year-old son and three-year-old daughter lost their lives in the incident. Three others were injured and taken to Ambedkar Hospital. An initial investigation suggested a short circuit to be the cause of the fire