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4 of family killed as car catches fire after hitting tree in MP

One of the car tyres bursts following which the vehicle hit a tree and caught fire. HARDA: Three men and a woman from a family were killed when their car hit a tree after a tyre burst and then caught fire in Madhya Pradesh's Harda district on Wednesday, a police official said. The accident took place near Nausar village at around 7 am when the victims were returning to their village Varkala from Deepgaon after taking part in a wedding function, Timarni police station in-charge Sushil Patel said.

One of the car tyres burst following which the vehicle hit a tree and caught fire. The flames engulfed the car and its occupants got trapped inside the vehicle and died, he said. Soon after being alerted, the police reached the spot to rescue the victims, but in vain, he said. The deceased were identified as Akhilesh Kushwaha, Rakesh Kushwaha, Shivani Kushwaha and Adarsh Choudhary, but their exact age was yet to be ascertained, the official said. An investigation was on into the incident, he added. (THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)