BMTC bus gutted

BMTC bus gutted

A BMTC bus was completely destroyed after a fire broke out in its engine, on Monday on the Boodigere flyover on Old Madras Road.

The driver’s presence of mind saved the passengers’ lives, the police said.According to the police, the fire broke out inside the engine at around 7 am, after the bus had left the K R Puram depot and was heading towards Hosakote. The driver noticed an unusual sound in the engine when the bus was on the flyover. He stopped the bus and requested the passengers to get down immediately, the police added.

Seconds after they got down, sparks were seen around the engine and soon, the bus was in flames, the police said. The driver and the conductor alerted the police and the fire department.
The police rushed to the spot and sought the services of a private tanker to douse the fire.

However, the fire had completely gutted the bus before the fire tenders could reach the spot, said the police. Initial probe has indicated technical reasons as a cause for the mishap, said the police.

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