Passengers escaped death on Wednesday morning after a commercial
bus suddenly caught fire in transit on Third Mainland Bridge. It was
gathered that the driver of the bus tried all he could to bring the bus to
a stop at a safe side of the road. Unknown to him there was a broken
down vehicle which was parked at exactly where he thought would be
safe for his passengers to alight, the car also caught fire.
Emergency responders with the aid of RRS men quickly sprung into
action to avert further calamity.