Hyderabad: A car was gutted after it caught fire while moving near the Telugu Talli flyover on Monday afternoon. No casualties were reported in the incident.
A short circuit is an abnormal connection between two nodes of an electric circuit intended to be at different voltages. This results in circuit damage, overheating, fire or explosion. Although usually the result of a fault, there are cases where short circuits are caused intentionally, for example, for the purpose of voltage-sensing crowbar circuit protectors.
According to Fire officials, smoke started coming out of the car while it was proceeding from Tank Bund towards Saifabad. The driver and one person travelling in the car immediately got down.
Traffic police officials who were on the road alerted the firemen who reached the spot and put out the fire. Officials suspect a short circuit might have resulted in the incident.
Traffic flow on the busy road was affected for a few minutes.