- A bus caught fire near Hyderabad, over 30 passengers had narrow escape
- Dramatic visuals showed the bus in flames, thick smoke rising from it
- Telangana Transport Minister has ordered an inquiry into the incident
Dramatic visuals showed the bus in flames by the side of a road around 50 km from Hyderabad, thick black smoke rising from it.
The incident took place yesterday afternoon at Alair.
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation bus was travelling to Hyderabad from Warangal when the driver noticed a spark in the engine. He reportedly stopped the bus immediately and asked all passengers to get off the vehicle.
Within moments, the bus was completely wrecked.
Telangana Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Mr Reddy has asked for a detailed report from transport officials and also asserted that such incidents don't recur.
The bus was on its way to Bahraich when its double battery caught fire due to short-circuit. The driver slammed the brakes and had everyone in the crowded bus jump off.
In December, a bus burning also took place in Madhya Pradesh.
A low-floor air-conditioned bus travelling from Bhopal to Bairagarh caught fire when a diesel pipe burst. A passenger had noticed the diesel leak.
The bus burnt for nearly half an hour before emergency teams arrived.
(inputs from PTI)
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