NAGPUR: As many 45 passengers had a miraculous escape after a moving Aapli bus caught fire near Medical College Square on Thursday morning.
No casualties were reported, said Rajendra Uchake, chief fire officer of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s fire and emergency services department.
CFO Uchake said at around 9.46am, the Aapli bus was coming from Titur (on Umred road) to Sitabuldi when fire engulfed the bus.
The blaze started from the engine area below driver’s cabin, the preliminary probe indicated.
“Though a fire extinguisher was there in his cabin, the driver Divakar Kakde could not use it in panic,” said the CFO. On being informed, two fire tenders from Cotton Market and Sakkardara fire stations attended the fire call and within half an hour, the fire was doused completely.