Fire breaks out in moving bus

first_imgKolkata: a fire broke out in a moving bus on Sunday morning at Kaikhali. After the driver of the bus noticed a spark and smoke coming out of the battery, he managed to stop and evacuate the bus. No injury reported in this incident.According to locals, around 9 am, a West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) bus of S-37A route was approaching Kaikhali bus stop, they noticed smoke coming out of the battery box. The driver also noticed that the temperature inside the bus was a bit high. Suddenly he noticed spark on the dashboard. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSensing danger, the driver stopped the bus just before the Kaikhali bus stoppage and instructed the passengers to get down immediately.As soon as the bus was evacuated, the fire broke out at the front portion of the bus.On duty traffic police personnel immediately segregated the burning bus with multiple guard rails. As the fire spread, vehicular movement was stopped from 45 bus stand towards Baguiati. All the Baguati-bound vehicles were diverted using a lane on the airport-bound flank from 45 bus stand.Upon being informed two fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames within a short period of time. However, the whole bus got badly damaged. The bus has been removed and normal traffic movement was restored around 9:45 am. According to the fire fighters, the electrical wiring or the battery of the bus might have caused short circuit.last_img

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