Maruti Swift Dzire catches fire

Neither of the occupants of the car injured in the freak incident.

"The car, Maruti Swift Dzire, bought by a person three months ago was returning from Ahmadnagar to Mumbai (distance between the two cities is about 202 KM) when the driver was informed about a spark below the car at around 1.20 AM," V M Mayenkar, in-charge of Gavanpada fire brigade unit, told PTI.

As soon as the driver was informed about it by the drivers of the other vehicles, he immediately stopped the car on Eastern Express highway at Kanjurmarg, he said.

The driver, the owner of the car and one more occupant immediately got down from the car and managed to pull out their belongings in nick of time before the vehicle went up in flames, Mayenkar said.

The owner of the car alerted the fire brigade officials after which their men rushed to the spot and doused the fire in 30 minutes, he said.

"The owner says it was just three months old car. The incident has been noted in our diary," Mayenkar added.

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