Royal Enfield catches fire after accident, rider burnt to death

Manik Gaur, a resident of Vasant Kunj in Delhi and an employee in a private firm died after his Royal Enfield caught fire following a collision with a stationery tempo in Delhi’s Shankar Vihar area on Wednesday afternoon. Eyewitnesses at the scene state that Gaur was bleeding and was lying unconscious under his bike when it erupted in flames. He was travelling on the National Highway 8 at 2 pm on Wednesday when the accident occurred.

Eyewitnesses reported to the police that Gaur was travelling at a high speed when he lost control and crashed into the parked tempo close to a turn on the road. The tempo had a flat tyre and was parked on the side of the road when the accident occurred.

The cops are investigating the cause of fire. Initial report suggests that the fuel tank could have sprung a leak following the impact which lead to the fire. Gaur was thrown off his bike upon impact, post which both (bike and rider) skid for some distance. By the time both came to a halt, Gaur was lying under the bike. After a few seconds, the motorcycle caught fire and both were engulfed in a huge flame.

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Having suffered severe burn injuries, Gaur was rushed to the hospital but was declared brought in dead. Post mortem reports are awaited to ascertain whether the cause of death was the impact of the crash or death due to burn injuries.The motorcycle number helped the police to identify the driver and his address while the family was informed about his death and the body handed over to them.

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