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42 year old driver burnt alive as new Chevrolet Sail catches fire in Gurgaon

Chevrolet Sail catches fire

A ride to Gurgaon from Faridabad through the Pali road proved fatal for 42 year old Driver Hardev as the Chevrolet Sail sedan he was travelling in caught fire.

The two month old diesel engined Chevrolet Sail sedan caught fire on the Surajkund-Pali Road in Faridabad. The victim, who was also the driver of the car, was burnt alive as he was unable to get out of the car in time.

Chevrolet Sail catches fire

Identified as Hardev from Hirapur village in Faridabad, the victim was trapped in the burning car and died even before fire brigade could be called to tend to the fire.

Initial investigations reveal that short circuit could be the cause of the fire while central locking system got jammed in the process preventing the driver from escaping. Hardev lived in Sector 14 Faridabad and was on his way to Gurgaon from Faridabad. It was while passing through Pali Road that the incident took place at 8.30 pm in Tuesday night.

The two month old Chevrolet Sail sedan was powered by a diesel engine and no CNG kit was seen in the car and hence after market fitment or use of alternate fuel could not have been the reason for the fire. Investigations as to the exact cause of fire and reasons for the death of driver are underway.

New SAIL Sedan

General Motors launched updated Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatchback in India in December 2014. The Sail hatchback is available at a starting price of INR 4.41 lakhs while the Sail sedan is priced from INR 5.19 lakhs. Both models are powered by petrol and diesel engines.

Below are the images from the incident. WARNING – Grapohic content. Viewers discretion is advised.


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • Nilesh

    Do you really need to post pics with the charred body? Seriously?

  • tfortea

    GM should be held accountable.. they are one of those corrupt companies…