Car burning incidents have been becoming so common this summer season. In a recent incident a new Hyundai Santro Xing car went ablaze in Kapashera are, South West Delhi claiming the lives of two teenaged brothers. The brothers were 16 year old Sumit and 19 year old Pankaj. Both the brothers were mentally challenged. They were seated at the rear seat of the Santro Xing which was being driven by Yashveer, their uncle.
Yashveer was able to escape the fire because of the help extended by the onlookers on the road. The eyewitnesses came forward to help him by breaking open the window. Sumit and Pankaj could not be rescued because the rear doors were locked by the automatic locking system. Both the brothers were charred to death. Yashveer also suffered from 20% burn injuries.
This unfortunate accident occurred at about 6:30 PM. Yashveer who works as a driver with the security unit of Delhi Police was taking the two boys to visit a relative at that time. No information and details regarding the car are evident. But it has come to light that it bore the registration number of Haryana.
As per the account of the incident given by Yashveer to the police investigating the matter, he noted smoke coming out of the engine of the Santro Xing. By the time he was able to bring the car to the side of the road and stop, it was consumed with smoke completely. Though two fire tenders rushed to the accident spot and doused the fire, it was too late and the brothers were badly charred and dead.
The Hyundai Santro Xing involved in the accident was purchased only a few days earlier. It was not fitted with CNG. It is the first car burning case involving a Hyundai Santro Xing, though a similar accident came into light last year too.
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