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Pregnant woman, husband charred to death as moving car catches fire

The deceased have been identified as Prajith, 32, of Kuttiattoor and his wife Reesha, 26.

Statesman News Service | Thiruvananthapuram |

A pregnant woman and her husband were charred to death when the car in which they were travelling caught fire near in Kerala’s Kannur on Thursday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Prajith, 32, of Kuttiattoor and his wife Reesha, 26. They were en route to the district hospital from Kuttiattoor when tragedy struck.

Witnesses said that the car caught fire near the District Government Hospital, Kannur.

There were four more passengers including a child sitting in the back seat of the car. They escaped from the burning car with minor injuries.

The fire force reached the spot and broke the front door open with the support of locals at the spot. However, they could retrieve only the charred remains of the couple.

Eyewitnesses said that the front seat occupants were trapped as the door was locked. They said that their attempt to rescue the couple, who were trapped in the front seat by breaking the window, was unsuccessful.