Coimbatore: A 38-year-old man Sunday saved his wife and two children from his burning car here, but he was charred to death as he could not undo his seat belt on time, the police said.
Dileep Kumar, a Bengaluru-based jeweler, along with his family was going to Kochi from the city when his car's engine suddenly caught fire near a toll gate at Madukkarai area early Sunday morning, they said.
He managed to push his wife and two children out of the car. However, he could not unfasten his seat belt on time and was burnt to death as the flames spread rapidly..
The woman and her children were fine, the police said.