Three persons had a miraculous escape when the car in which they were travelling caught fire and completely destroyed near Attayampatti in Salem on Sunday. They were on their way to Erode when the incident took place. Sayeed Badsha, who was driving the car, and other two persons noticed smoke emanating from the engine and immediately got out. Their efforts to put off the fire proved futile and the car was completely destroyed. Traffic was disrupted for 30 minutes.