Mum And 2 Daughters Die In Motorway Car Fire

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Conor Sheils, AgencyGolders

Video Credit: AsiaWire

A mother and her two young daughters were burnt alive when their car suddenly caught fire on a motorway flyover.

The incident took place on the Akshardham flyover in the east of the Indian capital Delhi.

Ranjana Mishra, her husband Upender Mishra and their daughters Rodhi, 2, Siddhi, 3, and Nikki, 5, were in the Datsun Go car when the blaze took hold.

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Reports suggest that the sudden fire was caused by a compressed natural gas leak in the back of the vehicle while Upender Mishra was behind the wheel.

Mishra stopped the car and managed to pull the couple’s middle daughter, Siddhi, out of the vehicle but his wife and two other daughters could not escape the blaze.

He later told reporters that flames had suddenly burst from his dashboard and his daughter Siddhi’s hair had caught fire.

He added: “I wish I had died with my wife and daughters.”

Authorities claim that the bodies were charred beyond recognition and videos show the car engulfed in flames.

Local police Deputy Commissioners Jasmeet Singh said the authorities were investigating to confirm the cause of the fire.

Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.