Telangana: State transport bus catches fire mid-journey, burnt to ashes in minutes

A Telangana State Road Transport Corporation luxury bus caught fire on Tuesday afternoon near Alair in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district, threatening the lives of over 30 passengers.

Telangana: State transport bus catches fire mid-journey, burnt to ashes in minutes

A Telangana State Road Transport Corporation luxury bus caught fire on Tuesday afternoon near Alair in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district, threatening the lives of over 30 passengers.

According to reports, the incident, caused by a short circuit in the bus, occurred by the side of a road around 50 km from Hyderabad.

More than 30 passengers travelling in the bus of TSRTC had a narrow escape.




During the journey from Warangal to Hyderabad, the driver, who had noticed a spark in the engine, stopped the bus immediately and asked all passengers to alight. The bus was destroyed in a matter of minutes, Deccan Chronicle reported.

Asserting that such an incident should not recur, Telangana Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy ordered an inquiry into the incident and asked for a detailed report from transport officials.

In a similar incident, Last week, around 70 people from Uttar Pradesh, mostly migrant workers, survived an almost identical incident while travelling in a double-decker bus.

The bus was on its way to Bahraich when its double battery caught fire due to short-circuit. The driver slammed the brakes and had everyone in the crowded bus jump off.