Kannur: A pregnant woman and her husband met gruesome deaths after the car they were riding in catches fire in Kannur close to the District Hospital Thursday morning. The deceased are Korattur Kararamb natives Prijeeth(35) and his wife Nisha(26). The accident took place at 11 am.
Prijeeth was at the wheel when accident occurred and Nisha was seated beside on the passenger side. The three occupants, at the back, were rescued by locals who rushed to the spot. As the front doors were impossible to open, Nisha and Prijeeth could not be pulled outand the couple were charred to death in full public view.
Nisha was in labour and being ferried from their Korottur home for delivery to the hospital when tragedy struck. Fire Force tnenders reached the place immediately. Though retrieved from inside the car, Prijeeth and Nisha had already died. The fire appears to have started from close to the car's engine.