Pretoria bus fire extinguished

By Drum Digital
03 June 2015

Pretoria bus in flames on the N1.

Pretoria - Firefighters managed to extinguish a fire on a bus on the N1 south in Pretoria on Wednesday morning, with none of the passengers harmed, the city's emergency services said.

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''We extinguished it and there were no injuries,'' said spokesperson Johan Pieterse.

The bus was about three-quarters full with about 60 passengers on board during the early morning commute when it caught fire between Stormvoel road and the Zambezi off-ramp.

The passengers managed to escape from the bus.

Earlier, a caller to EWN said he had seen people climbing out of the windows.

Pieterse said the correct procedure in such incidents was to knock out a window.

He urged people not to stop to have a look as this would cause congestion.


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