Driver makes lucky escape as fire engulfs car at E-W Highway

RAUTAHAT: A car moving along the East-West Highway at Chandranigahapur Municipality-2 in Rautahat was gutted in a fire, today.

The automobile (Ba 12 Cha 9330) en route from Hariwan, Sarlahi to Gaur caught fire spontaneously, prompting the driver, Mahesh Katwal to abandon the steering and make a narrow escape before the car was completely engulfed in flames.

“The moving vehicle caught fire suddenly and I had to struggle to pull over and get out,” Katwal said.

Police suspect that a short circuit in the car battery sparked the fire.

Nepal Police and Armed Police Force moved promptly to the scene along with fire engines to douse the burning vehicle.

According to the Area Police Office in Chandranigahapur, an investigation into the case is underway.