School bus catches fire in Ludhiana; close call for 5 children

LUDHIANA: Five schoolchildren of GRD Academy had a miraculous escape after the bus they were travelling in caught fire when it came in contact of high-tension wires at Saroop Nagar, Salem Tabri, here.

Nikhil Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 8

Five schoolchildren of GRD Academy had a miraculous escape after the bus they were travelling in caught fire when it came in contact of overhead power cables at Saroop Nagar, Salem Tabri, here.

Children were immediately rescued by shopkeepers, while the bus driver and a conductor escaped with minor burns. Children were living in the same locality where the incident occurred.

The incident occurred around 3 pm when the bus was on way to drop children. As power cables were hanging low, they came in contact of the bus roof and within seconds fire engulfed the bus.

Area people alleged that they had already complained to the PSPCL department about the hanging power cables but no official took immediate action due to which this incident occurred.

The police have launched a probe in the case.

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