Karnataka: 5 passengers burnt alive as private bus catches fire
12, Aug 2020, 12:18 PM
Bengaluru: The passengers heading to Bengaluru from Vijayapura in a nonstop private bus were caught in fire due to alleged technical snag. Five persons including two were burnt alive. The bus KA 51 AD 7449 which belongs to Kukkeshree Travels caught fire in Hiriyuru near Chitradurga, about 160km from Bengaluru. As per the information, despite warning about the fire, the driver did not stop immediately. Only after the fire started to spread, he stopped, and the passengers broke glasses and escaped. And a case has been registered.