Three buses destroyed in fire

Staff Correspondent

HASSAN: In an accidental fire three buses have been destroyed in Arakalagudu, 45 km from Hassan, according to the police.

The fire broke out at 9.15 p.m. on Friday reportedly when KSRTC staff were welding a seat inside one of the buses. Divisional Controller KSRTC Ganganna Gowda told The Hindu that while the mechanics were working the Rexin seat covers caught fire, which spread to the other two buses as they were parked nearby. Fire fighting personnel from Holenarsipur put out the fire.

Meanwhile, residents in Arakalagudu went on a snap strike before the KSRTC depot. The police disbursed the crowd.

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