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Maruti Baleno engine catches fire, father-son duo escape unhurt

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No one was hurt as a Maruti Baleno burst into flames on Container Road in Kochi.

Friday morning’s drive in their 3-month-old Maruti Baleno ended in disaster when Naushad A of Kuttikattukara and his 12-year-old son were traveling, caught fire. Naushad was out to drop his son at a school in Edappally.

Naushad noticed smoke emerging out of the Baleno’s bonnet. He soon stopped the car on the side of the road. He and his son exited the car immediately. In minutes, the entire car burst into flames. Though Naushad was relieved that he and his son managed to get out of the vehicle in time, the fact remains that his new Baleno is a complete write-off.

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The fire brigade was told about the mishap, but they arrived late due to a traffic block. By the time fire brigade managed to extinguish the fire, there was nothing remaining, except for metal parts.

Naushad had purchased the Maruti Baleno just three months ago from Nexa showroom at Palarivottom. The vehicle has been taken to the service center while a team from Delhi has been called in to inspect the vehicle and cause of fire. Even as a team of experts from Delhi are inspecting reason for such a calamity, the fact that a brand new Maruti Suzuki Baleno caught fire has caused some concerns.

A mail to Maruti Suzuki India has been sent regarding the mishap. We are awaiting their response.

via deccanchronicle and autopromag


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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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  • Gokul

    & they will blame additional accessories fixed!

    • siddhartha padhy

      Yes, and unlike their cars, the accessories does not meet the Indian road safety norms 😉