Five, including three children, dead after bus catches fire in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district

Many passengers sustained burns after the bus, which was on the way from Bijapur to Bengaluru, caught fire on the national highway

Press Trust of India August 12, 2020 10:26:22 IST
Five, including three children, dead after bus catches fire in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district

Bengaluru: At least five people, including three children, were charred to death and many others sustained burns when a Bengaluru-bound bus they were travelling in caught fire on a national highway in Chitradurga district on Wednesday morning.

"Five people have died after a bus caught fire on National Highway 4 at about 3.30 am. The bus was on the way from Bijapur to Bengaluru," a police officer said.

The deceased have not been identified, he said adding a few others have been hospitalised. He suspected that the vehicle was parked by the road side when it caught fire.

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