India: 35 passengers escape after bus catches fire

Firefighters were able to douse the blaze, which started from the engine

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Published: Thu 5 May 2022, 10:59 AM

Last updated: Thu 5 May 2022, 11:05 AM

Thirty-five passengers of a bus had a narrow escape after the vehicle caught fire in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city on Thursday, a fire official said.

The incident took place near the Reserve Bank square around 9.20 am when the bus, run by the city civic body, was going from Mor Bhawan to Khaparkheda area, Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s chief fire officer Rajendra Uchake said.

The blaze started from the engine side, following which all the passengers quickly disembarked, he said.


Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused, he said.

“No casualty was reported,” the official said

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