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Car catches fire beneath RK Ashram Marg Metro station

A car caught fire beneath RK Ashram Marg Metro station in Central Delhi on Tuesday.

The driver and a passenger, however, escaped unhurt, police said. The incident took place at about 3.15 pm and brought the traffic on one side of the street to a grinding halt. “A red-coloured Skoda Fabia was engulfed in flames moments after the driver (also its owner) and his fellow passenger had exited the car,” a Delhi Traffic Police official said. The owner, a resident of Vivek Vihar area in East Delhi said, “I feel lucky that the two of us escaped just in time.” 

“I was driving the car and when I smelled something burning, I suspected it must have been short-circuit or something. So, I immediately stopped and parked my car on the roadside, and hurriedly came out of it.”

Delhi Fire Service personnel arrived at the spot around 3.30 pm and doused the flames. 

In a similar incident, more than a dozen cars were gutted in flames in the Indira Park area of South-West Delhi when a fire broke out at around 2.10 am in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in the parking lot. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot. No casualty was reported in the incident.
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