Miraculous escape for32 bus passengers

Driver’s presence of mind helps travellers survive the scare

Published - April 21, 2018 11:26 pm IST - KOPPAL

The gutted remains of the private bus that caught fire near Gunnal Cross in Yelburga taluk of Koppal district on Saturday.

The gutted remains of the private bus that caught fire near Gunnal Cross in Yelburga taluk of Koppal district on Saturday.

The presence of mind of a driver helped 32 persons travelling in a private bus miraculously escape after the vehicle caught fire and was gutted completely at Gunnal village in Yelburga taluk of Koppal district on Saturday.

The driver of the Vijayapura-bound bus noticed the fire, suspected to have caused by short circuit of the battery, and immediately stopped the bus on National Highway 50 and alerted the passengers who came out of the vehicle along with their baggage.

On getting information, Fire and Emergency Services personnel rushed to the spot and doused the fire. Bewoor police have registered a case.

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