5 killed as bus catches fire in Karnataka's Chitradurga

The vehicle was parked by the roadside when it caught fire

5 killed as bus catches fire in Karnataka's Chitradurga

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Bengaluru, August 12

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

According to police sources, there were 32 people in the vehicle.

“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 Vijayapura 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.

The reason behind the fire is not known. --- PTI

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