Maruti Van driver death due to sudden fire on car

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, May 14, 2019: A Maruti Van driver, who met an accident fire due to short-circuit of the engine car during runni ng condition, breathes his last at GB Hospital on yesterday night.

The heartrending incident held at Budhjungnagar industrial growth centre area, at the outskirts of Agartala on Monday afternoon; when a running vehicle caught fire due to short-circuit of engine.

Police sources said that deceased driver, identified as Uttam Saha of Sripalli area of Badharghat with his passenger carrying vehicle, Maruti Van (Tr-01-L-0338) return back to his home after CNG cylinder testing from a centre inside the growth centre.

But, he met some technical problems during running of the vehicle and tried to re-start the car. After, repeated attempts of starting the vehicle, which was empty cylinder, caught fire due to short-circuit in the engine. Within seconds of time, huge flame engulfed the car and completely burnt the entire vehicle. Unfortunately, driver Uttam Saha tried to escape himself from huge flames, but could not protect him.

Immediately, fire fighters rushed to the spot and rescued the driver. Later, he was shifted at GB Hospital with critical burn injuries, but in the night he succumbed due to his critical burn injuries.

Police added that during the fire incident, the CNG cylinder of the vehicle was empty position and accidental fire caught due to engine fault. 


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