Bus driver injured after engine bursts into flames

2015-07-07 19:59
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Johannesburg - A bus driver was injured on Monday afternoon when the engine of the bus she was driving burst into flames.

The incident occurred on Hendrik Potgieter Road, west of Johannesburg, at about 17:00.

ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said: “It is believed that the engine of the bus caught fire and then the driver allegedly pulled over, suspecting that something was wrong.

"ER24 paramedics tried to extinguish the fire, but could not tame it and the bus was then completely engulfed in flames. Fortunately, there were no passengers in the bus.”

He said the bus driver was transported to Flora Clinic to be treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation.

The cause of the incident is yet to be established.

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