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Mystery shrouds death of man in fire inside truck

Mystery shrouds death of man in fire inside truck

New Delhi: A mystery surrounds the death of a 40-year-old man who charred to death inside a stationary truck in Narela area of Rohini district on Tuesday. Police suspected that the spark started inside the vehicle and then engulfed the whole truck.

Police identified the deceased as Subhash, the native of Uttar Pradesh.

In between 2.30-3AM on Tuesday, a PCR call was received regarding the fire in a truck. The investigating agency with fire department officials reached the spot and to douse the flame.

"During search, charred body was recovered inside the truck," said police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta told Millennium Post that the family members identified the deceased.

He further stated that they have suspected that bidi smoked inside the truck and fire from bidi may have triggered the incident.

"It is the matter of investigation which is going from all angles to know how the fire took place in the stationary vehicle," DCP Gupta said.

Meanwhile, the investigation revealed that the fire started from the front part of the truck as it was more charred whereas the back portion of the vehicle had less impact of the blaze.

According to fire department officers, as many as three fire tenders sent to the spot after they received a call around 2.42 am in the morning.

"The first fire tender returned from the spot around 4 am and then others around 10 am," said fire officials.

Meanwhile, like each year, firefighters remained busy in 2018, as data accessed by Millennium Post till October revealed that Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 19,083 calls of different incidents including fire, house collapse, sewer deaths and road accidents, which claimed 178 lives and seriously injured

1,012.

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