A motorcycle caught fire when the driver started it immediately after filling petrol at a petrol pump at Edappally on Friday around 3.45 p.m.

Alarmed by the fire, the driver jumped off the motorcycle and fled. Tension prevailed in the spot for sometime as fire erupted right inside the petrol pump premises. Two fire tenders from Gandhi Nagar and Thrikkakara rushed to the spot and doused the fire by which time the motorcycle was charred. The reason for the fire breakout is not known, fire force personnel said.

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