Lucky escape for passengers as bus catches fire in Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: In a close shave, passengers and staff of a private-run bus escaped unhurt after the vehicle caught fire near the Circuit House on NH 26 here in Odisha on Thursday morning.

According to reports, the bus named as “Chakadola”, carrying around 30 passengers, was heading towards Umerkote from Bhubaneswar.  The driver of the bus noticed smoke coming out of the bonnet near the Circuit House Chhak here at around 6 AM.

The driver immediately pulled the bus to the side of the road to inspect it. Just as he was doing so, flames engulfed the engine. The passengers were immediately evacuated.

On being informed, local fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flame.

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