Narrow escape for passengers after van catches fire in Kalahandi

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Kalahandi: Passengers commuting in a van had a narrow escape after the vehicle caught fire at Ampani ghat in Dharmagarh in Kalahandi district. No causality was reported.

According to sources, the incident took place this morning when the vehicle, carrying over 15 passengers, was in motion. The driver noticed smoke emanating from the van and stopped the vehicle in the middle of the road. The incident triggered panic among the passengers and passersby.

Vehicular traffic was disrupted due to the incident as scores of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the road.

On being informed, fire department personnel reached the spot and doused the flames. The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, officials said. Reportedly, the movement of vehicular has resumed.

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