Jammu, April 21: A 25-year-old man had a narrow escape as his Indica car went up in flames all of a sudden near Mahamaya Temple roundabout near enviornmental park in Jammu, Thursday evening.
The incident was reported around 6.45 pm, man who was driving the car, managed to escape with burn injuries on his hand. He was immediately taken to ASCOMS for treatment.
He sustained 10-15 per cent burn injuries and was discharged after preliminary treatment, police said, adding two fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze, alas the car had reduced to scrap by then.
The cause of the fire is suspected to be some malfunction in the engine. However, the exact cause will be clear after the mechanical inspection report is obtained, the officer said.