The incident happened on Hyderabad’s PVNR Express Highway where G Ravi, a resident of Hyderabad saw a car burning and helped in getting the occupants out. He was passing on the highway when he saw a car burning and realized that there are some people trapped inside. Ravi quickly helped the woman and her three kids that were inside the car. The occupants also had a two-month-old baby.
A woman&her 3 children inc' an infant were rescued instantly when the car they're travelling caught up in fire by G Ravi, a driver who was travelling in the same route. Incident took place on Hyderabad's PVNR exp'way in Attapur of Rajendranagar. pic.twitter.com/RTH0D4kmhr
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The exact location of the incident is Attapur on PVNR Expressway within Rajendranagar limits of Hyderabad. No occupants were harmed during the rescue told Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). Ravi. G Ravi spotted the burning car and saw that there were people inside. He got out of his own vehicle and broke the window of the burning vehicle. He pulled out the four passengers and got them to safety.
The rescue operation was done without a single scratch to the occupants. The passengers included a woman and her three children that includes a two-year-old. The woman’s name is Shailaja and there is no official confirmation regarding how the fire broke out in the vehicle.
In an interview with The News Minute, Inspector of Police, Rajendranagar, K Kanakaiah said, “The woman, Shailaja, was heading to a hospital in Jubilee Hills from Shamshabad with her children when suddenly the car caught on fire, seemingly due to some technical fault in the engine.”
The incident did create a state of panic in the area because Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan’s convoy was expected to soon pass from a nearby area at the same time. The police officials and fire fighting vehicles were able to extinguish the fire timely. So, the traffic was able to get clear easily and the governor’s convoy passed without any issue.
ACP Sanjay Kumar said, “All the four people in the car are safe, thanks to a timely intervention by youngster Ravi. The woman is still in shock. Rajendranagar police are looking into the case; we will gather more information and a case will be registered accordingly.” It seems like the police will be studying the case about how the car caught the fire at that time. Police and the commuters that were present there during the incident have appreciated the courage that Ravi showcased while saving the passengers.
The New Indian Express also interviewed Ravi. When the incident happened, he was taking his employer to Shadnagar. Then he noticed a vehicle caught up in flames. He said, “I am yet to believe that I rescued them. While crossing to the other side of the road, I injured a toe, but I didn’t pay attention to that,”
Keep something that can break the window
You should keep something that can help you in case of an emergency. You can keep a hammer or there are specialized tools that you can buy which can help you in breaking the window of your vehicle. Because now everything is based on technology. So, if the electronics of your car fail, your windows would not roll down and your locks might get stuck. In such a case, an emergency hammer can be very helpful.