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Driver makes lucky escape from car fire

The BMW ablaze in Davyhulme this morning
The BMW ablaze in Davyhulme Credit: ITV

A driver escaped from a burning car in Greater Manchester, just moments before it was engulfed in flame.

Zuber Lulat smelled smoke inside his BMW 3-series, as he drove along the M60.

Firefighters soak what's left of the car
Firefighters soak what's left of the car Credit: ITV

The optician pulled off the motorway at Davyhulme, as smoke filled the back of the car. He grabbed his eye testing kit from the boot and ran clear. Seconds later, the vehicle became a mass of flame.

Firefighters arrived minutes later to drench the blaze, revealing melted plastic panels and windows. The interior was reduced to ash.

Mr Lulat told ITV News it "had not hit him" just how fortunate he was to get out. He says he is gutted to have lost his "pride and joy".

Mr Lulat ran from the car before flames took hold
Mr Lulat ran from the car before flames took hold Credit: ITV

Man dies after lamp post collision

A man's died after his car collided with a lamp post in Manchester.

Police said his 4X4 left the M60 in Denton and then flipped over at a roundabout on Manchester Road.

The man, 64, was freed from the wreckage by firefighters but died in the Manchester Royal Infirmary a short time later.

"Our thoughts are with this man's family and friends at this tragic time, they are being supported by one of our family liaison officers."

– Sg Lee Westhead, GMP's serious collision investigation unit

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Teen bridge death 'not suspicious'

An investigation is underway following the death of a boy, believed to be 16 years old after falling from a motorway bridge.

Police say at about 2am they were called to junction 21 of the M60 in Chadderton after reports someone was seen lying on the slip road. They found the body of the boy who was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

The motorway was closed for about two and a half hours while inquiries were made. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and the matter will be referred to the coroner.

Man dies in crash on the M60

A man has died after the van he was travelling in crashed this morning on the M60 anti-clockwise, between junction 20 and 19.

Police officers attended the scene just after 6am and found that a van had been involved in a serious accident and was on its side. No other cars were involved.

Efforts were made to get the man safely out. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

The two lanes remain closed on the anti-clockwise M60 between junctions 20 and 19.

This closure is likely to remain in place for at least another hour.

A combination of the collision and the weather mean that there is now significant congestion throughout the northern and eastern sections of the M60 motorway, on both sides.

Many motorists have been caught up in the congestion and delays are expected throughout the morning.

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Woman found on M60 dies

A woman who was found seriously injured on the M60 carriageway this morning has died. Police were called to junction 17 of the M60 shortly before 7.20am today and found a woman, believed to be in her 70s, seriously injured.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman's death.

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