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Volvo bus fire sees 35 passengers escape unhurt

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A Volvo bus travelling from Bangalore to Hyderabad caught fire while 35 passengers escaped unhurt.

Volvo bus with 35 passengers on board caught fire near Timmampeta in Anantapur district during the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The bus belonged to Kallada Travels and was travelling along the Hyderabad-Bangalore National Highway from Bangalore to Hyderabad when the fire occurred at around 1 am on Sunday. The driver had stopped the bus near Timmampeta and noted fire coming out of the vehicle. He instantly alerted the passengers who vacated the bus immediately.

No sooner had the passengers emerged from the bus that the entire bus was engulfed in flames. No passenger was hurt in the mishap but most passengers lost their baggage.

Volvo Bus in Action

Apart from private travel companies, Volvo Buses are also used by many state government run transport services. Volvo India now plans to transport made in India buses to Europe.

Traffic along the NH44 ground to a halt even as several fire engines were pressed into service. It was only a few hours later after the fire engines doused the fire that traffic along the NH44 was able to resume. The exact reason for the Volvo bus fire is yet to be ascertained.

This is not the first time Volvo India buses have been in the news for a similar reason. The Swedish brand, which has a bus and truck manufacturing plant near Bengaluru, is yet to give an official statement on the incident.

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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