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Kerala govt bus bursts into flames on highway; passengers escape unhurt

The bus was almost fully gutted, after the driver noticed a burning smell, and stopped on NH 66. The fire has been extinguished.
Last Updated 23 February 2024, 06:21 IST

Alappuzha: A Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus went up in flames in the coastal district of Alappuzha on Friday morning.

The incident occurred when the bus was between Kayamkulam and Alappuzha, police said.

The passengers escaped unhurt as the driver noticed a burning smell and asked everyone to get off the bus quickly, they said.

"The fire has been extinguished by the fire force. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained," an officer of Kayamkulam police station.

Visuals of the burning bus on TV channels showed thick smoke billowing out from the vehicle which was stopped on the busy national highway 66.

The bus was almost fully gutted in the fire.

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(Published 23 February 2024, 06:21 IST)

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