Assam: Car Engulfed in Flames in Karimganj District

Guwahati, 28th February: In a tragic incident, a moving car caught fire on Tuesday along the National Highway in Karimganj district of Assam.

The incident, which took place on NH 8 near Kathalathali in Sonakhira, Patharkandi, has stirred concern throughout the area, inducing widespread panic among locals.

According to sources, a fire erupted during the night within a Maruti van as it traversed the highway. Fortunately, the driver narrowly escaped as he managed to exit the vehicle before the flames consumed it entirely.

Following the outbreak of the fire, nearby residents rushed to the scene in attempts to extinguish the flames.

Both the police and fire department were alerted to the situation.

However, the vehicle succumbed to the fire before the fire department could arrive on the scene.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the fire likely originated from a short circuit within the vehicle.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of such emergencies on the highways.

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