Chennai: Passengers of a private bus plying from Chennai to Theni had a miraculous escape after the vehicle caught fire early this morning.
According to eyewitnesses, when the bus was proceeding on the bridge between Maduravoyal and Tambaram it caught fire. Showing great presence of mind, the driver took the bus to the kerb and the passengers alighted.
The bus then went up in flames. Fire service personnel arrived to put out the flames but by then the bus was completely gutted.
Traffic on the road was disrupted for several minutes owing to the mishap.
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