Cuttack, Feb 8: Timely steps by bystanders saved a driver’s life after a moving car caught fire on road and went up in flames near Madhupur village under Mahanga Police Station in Cuttack district on Monday.
The incident took place while the ill-fated vehicle was en-route to Jeypore from Dobandhia and sparks erupted in its engine. Some commuters raised an alarm to alert the driver after seeing the smokes billowing out of the bonnet, as he was unaware of the development.
Later, he escaped unhurt from the vehicle after parking it on the roadside and tried to contain the flames by dousing with water.
However, the car got reduced to ashes completely with a few minutes.
While police have rushed to the spot, the cause of the car fire is yet to be ascertained.