Pregnant woman, husband die after car catches fire in Kannur

Kannur: A pregnant woman and her husband died after fire broke out in the car in which they were travelling.

The deceased are Reesha (26) and her husband Prajith (32), natives of Kuttiattoor near here.

The accident occurred on Thursday morning, while they were going to Kannur district hospital.

The fire broke out in the car when they were near the Kannur fire station.

“Four people, including a child, who was sitting in the backseat, escaped without injuries,” a witness said.

According to preliminary investigation, the fire was due to a short circuit. There were six passengers in the car.

(To be updated)