Pune: The owner of Red Cherry Entertainment, Keyur Ashok Kumar Sheth, had a narrow escape after the car he was travelling in caught fire following a short circuit. The car was burnt to ashes. The incident took place on the Pune-Mumbai expressway on Sunday night.
Sheth left from Kandivli, Mumbai, on Sunday evening in his car bearing registration number (MH43-AF-5148). When the car reached Urse toll plaza, the driver of the car saw people indicating that smoke was coming out from the engine. As soon as Sheth and his driver came out of the car, it had caught fire.
Narrating the incident, Sheth said, "I was travelling to Pune to check the preparation for the grand finale of Dance India Dance at Balewadi stadium on July 21. When the car reached Urse toll plaza, I saw people pointing towards the car's engine. We jumped out of the car and within two minutes, it caught fire."
Sheth added, "I was carrying some important documents. My Apple i-phone and wallet got burnt. The police arrived at the spot within 10 minutes and helped us. However, the fire brigade arrived 30 minutes late after the entire car was burnt to ashes. If the fire brigade had reached the spot earlier then I could have saved my documents, cash and my phone."
The Talegaon police said, "Due to short circuit, the car caught fire and was set ablaze."