Narrow escape for passengers as Karimganj-Guwahati bus catches fire

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Nearly 15 people had a narrow escape after a night-service passenger bus caught fire in Meghalaya’s Ratacherra area on September 28.

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The bus, heading from Karimganj to Guwahati, was engulfed in fire and reduced to ashes. Police said that the passengers made a quick escape before the fire engulfed the bus.

East Jaintia Hills Police informed that the night bus caught fire near Ratacherra ICP at about 8:15 pm on September 28. The cause of fire was due to short circuit of wiring.

Local reports said that the fire spread to a roadside hut which was gutted.

No injury or loss of life was reported.


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