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Moving AC bus catches fire in Jharkhand, passengers safe

All the passengers and staff members of the bus were safe. The bus caught fire near Patel Chowk on the outskirts of Ramgarh after one of its rear tyres punctured followed by a short circuit, Ramgarh SP Kishore Kaushal said.

By: PTI | Ramgarh (jharkhand) | Published: October 29, 2017 4:09:15 pm
ramgarh bus fire, jharkhan bus fire, ramgarh bus accident fire, jharkhand news, indian express news All the passengers alighted from the bus with help from local people before the fire spread. A fire tender doused the blaze but the bus was badly burnt, police said. (Representational Image)

A moving air-conditioned luxury bus carrying 40 passengers caught fire on NH-33 near Ramgarh town in the district following a short circuit today.

All the passengers and staff members of the bus were safe. The bus caught fire near Patel Chowk on the outskirts of Ramgarh after one of its rear tyres punctured followed by a short circuit, Ramgarh SP Kishore Kaushal said.

All the passengers alighted from the bus with help from local people before the fire spread. A fire tender doused the blaze but the bus was badly burnt, police said.

An alternative arrangement was made to send the passengers to their destination. The bus, owned by a private company and was plying with approval from the Bihar tourism department, was on its way from Patna to Ranchi.

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