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Chennai Woman Has Narrow Escape As Her Uber Goes Up in Flames

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If you thought surge pricing and rude drivers were the worst you could face on an Uber ride, this Chennai woman’s nightmarish account of her cab going up in flames will make you reconsider taking a cab.

Pallavi Singh, a costume designer and stylist, known for styling filmstar Vijay, narrated how she was in an Uber ride going home when she sensed a burning smell in the vehicle. She dismissed it until she saw smoke emerging from the foot-area and AC ducts. She added that the driver seemed unconcerned.

The vehicle was on TTK Road Flyover near Alwarpet, when she alerted the driver, and several other vehicles asked them to pull over on seeing sparks from under the vehicle. After exiting the vehicle she says she saw it burn to ashes, “with my bag containing my IDs, Dailies and Wallet.”