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Maharashtra: State transport bus Shivshahi catches fire in Pune, Passengers escape unhurt

When the bus driver and conductor saw smoke coming out of the vehicle, all the passengers were asked to get off the bus immediately. The bus engulfed in flames as soon as the passengers got down.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Pune: 42 Passengers narrowly escaped after a fire broke out in a state transport bus in Maharashtra’s Pune city today. The incident took place at Shastri Chowk in Yerwada area around 11.30 am. The bus was going from Yavatmal to Pune.

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A fire official said that when the bus driver and conductor saw smoke coming out of the vehicle, all the passengers were asked to get off the bus immediately. The bus engulfed in flames as soon as the passengers got down. Efforts were made to control the fire but the fire was enough. The reason for the fire in the bus is not yet known.

On October 24, in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, all the processionists had to jump to save their lives due to a sudden fire in a bus of the procession returning from Muzaffarnagar late on Sunday night. A sudden fire broke out in the bus and in no time the fire took a formidable form. Due to which the bus completely burnt down. The driver and operator of the bus fled from the spot leaving the bus. Police said that as soon as it reached in front of Jaibhimnagar located on Garh Road, suddenly the fire spread in the entire bus due to short circuit.

A fire brigade reached the spot a long time after the fire department was informed about the fire. After a lot of effort, the fire was brought under control, by then the bus had completely burnt down and turned into an iron structure. Later, the bus was removed from the middle of the road by JCB and parked away from the nearest petrol pump.

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