Bus Fire(Search results - 8)
6, Jun 2017, 11:55 AM IST
In pics : Bareilly Bus fire kills 24
At least 24 passengers were charred to death, and 14 suffered burns when a state-run bus burst into flames after crashing into a lorry on the national highway here early today. The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus, carrying 41 passengers from Delhi, was on its way to Gonda in eastern Uttar Pradesh when the accident occurred near Bada bypass on NH 24, over 250 km from the national capital.
The bodies were so badly charred that doctors found it difficult to determine the gender of the victims. DNA tests would be conducted to identify the victims. "The truck and the bus both caught fire after the collision. Fire engines reached as soon as possible, but the flames were so high that it took us a lot of effort to douse the flames and reach inside", said senior police officer SK Bhagat to PTI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives and sanctioned Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of those killed.He also announced Rs 50,000 for each of those injured. The chief minister announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased, Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those who got minor injuries.
(inputs from PTI)
27, Jul 2016, 12:31 PM IST
Hubballi: Three burn to death after private bus catches fire
A private bus bound to Dharwad from Bengaluru caught fire accidentally at Hubballi, charring three on the spot and injuring 15