School bus catches fire, 21 children, driver safe

School bus catches fire, 21 children, driver safe

New Delhi: It was a close shave for 21 children when a school bus caught fire in the Rohini area of Delhi on Thursday afternoon. The quick action by the bus driver ensured that nobody was injured, the Delhi police said.

The bus which caught fire belonged to Bal Bharti Public School and it was carrying 12 children. On getting information, the fire engines rushed to the spot and rescued all of them including the driver, Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief Atul Garg said.

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Visuals from the spot show flames engulfing the bus, rising several feet above it. The flames also appeared to be spreading to vehicles parked nearby.

The DFS said that two fire tenders were dispatched to the spot and added that they were investigating the cause of the fire that started around 2.15 pm. The fire was extinguished around 2.50 pm, the DFS said.