Puri, Feb 17: A moving car caught fire near Bata Mangala Temple on NH-316 in Puri, Odisha on Wednesday.
The front side of the car was completely destroyed in the mishap while the occupants of the vehicle escaped unhurt.
As per reports, owned by one Sakir Mahammad was taking his relatives to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today.
Sakir stopped the car near Bata Mangala Temple on the highway and asked the relatives to get down from the car as he noticed smoke started coming out of engine. Soon, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.
On being informed, the fire brigade rushed to the spot and doused the flame but the front side of the car was completely destroyed in the mishap.
The burning car on the road created panic among passersby. Vehicular movement was halted on the highway for nearly an hour due to the fire mishap.
The police reached the spot and started an investigation into the matter.