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Chitradurga: 5 charred to death after bus catches fire


Team Udayavani, Aug 12, 2020, 9:05 AM IST

Chitradurga: Five people were burnt alive after a bus they were traveling caught fire on the highway in the early hours of Wednesday, August 12.

The incident took place when the bus was plying from Vijayapura to Bengaluru.

The private bus was said to be carrying 32 passengers when it caught fire on National Highway 4 at KR Halli in Hiriyur taluk of the district. Among the dead are two children and a woman.

The bus is said to have caught fire after it developed some engine trouble. Hiriyur SP Radhika visited the site of the accident.

The injured have been shifted to a district government hospital.

Hiriyur Police have registered an case in this regard and further investigations are on.

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