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Mini Bus Carrying Passengers Catches Fire on Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge, No Injuries Reported

The bus was instantly dropped at a halt and passengers had been requested to deboard, following which two fireplace tenders doused the flames in half an hour. (Image: Information18)

The bus was instantly dropped at a halt and passengers had been requested to deboard, following which two fireplace tenders doused the flames in half an hour, fireplace brigade sources stated. There was no report of any harm.

  • PTI Howrah
  • Last Updated: November 19, 2020, 21:30 IST
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A mini bus caught fireplace on Howrah Bridge on Thursday afternoon, disrupting vehicular motion alongside one flank for a while, police stated. The driver of the bus, plying on the Harinavi-Howrah station route, noticed flames in his cabin round 5.30 pm, they stated.

The bus was instantly dropped at a halt and passengers had been requested to deboard, following which two fireplace tenders doused the flames in half an hour, fireplace brigade sources stated. There was no report of any harm.

Normal site visitors motion alongside one flank of the bridge was disrupted until 6.45 pm due the incident, police stated. The reason behind the fireplace is being ascertained.

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