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Trapped in burning car, 2 die in south Delhi

Two persons were burnt to death when the engine of the car they were travelling in caught fire on Monday night.

india Updated: May 30, 2006 02:16 IST

Two persons were burnt to death when the engine of the car they were travelling in caught fire on Monday night. Their efforts to come out failed as the car’s doors got jammed due to central locking.

The incident took place around 9.45 p.m. on the flyover opposite Oberoi Hotel when the car was going from Sunder Nagar towards Nizamuddin.

The engine caught fire as the sedan reached the flyover. When the driver moved the car to the left in an attempt to stop, it hit the railing. Within minutes, the fire spread.

Police sources said the bodies were so badly charred that neither the age nor the gender of the deceased could be found out. Fire officials, however, said there were two persons in the car, a male and a female (most probably a teenager).

The car is registered under the name of Ramesh Chandra Mishra, an HoD at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is a resident of Nizamuddin East.

The family told HT that they had no clue about the incident. But they said their car had been taken out by their driver, Surender, at around 8 p.m., to get a puncture repaired.

According to the eye witnesses, two to three fire tenders reached the spot 40 minutes after the incident.

The bodies were taken to AIIMS.

First Published: May 29, 2006 22:21 IST