Ganjam: A car driver including two others had a narrow escape after the vehicle in which they are travelling in caught fire on NH-21 near Nuagaon over-bridge in Bhanjanagar of Ganjam district today.
According to sources, the car driver Panchanan Nayak including two others sitting inside the car immediately vacated the car after spotting the blaze.
The intensity of the fire was so high that the vehicle was completely gutted by the time fire brigade personnel reached the spot to douse the flames, added sources.
Vehicular traffic on the NH was adversely affected as hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both sides.
Though it is still unclear what triggered the fire in the vehicle, police have launched an investigation into the incident.