Narrow escape for 33 students as school bus catches fire

NEW DELHI: As many as 33 students had a narrow escape after a school bus caught fire this morning, a DFS official said. The private bus was carrying students of Kendriya Vidyalaya''s Naraina branch when it caught fire near Dhaula Kuan in south Delhi.

laxmi@tribune.com

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 31

As many as 33 students had a narrow escape after a school bus caught fire this morning, a DFS official said.

The private bus was carrying students of Kendriya Vidyalaya's Naraina branch when it caught fire near Dhaula Kuan in south Delhi.

However, before the arrival of fire services personnel, locals rescued the children on bus, the official said, adding no injuries were reported and the fire was doused by within two hours of the incident.

The fire officials received a call at 10.10 am about the mishap and three fire engines were rushed to the spot, he said.

According to a senior Delhi Fire Service officials, the cause of the fire is unknown and they are investigating the events that led to the fire.

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