Passenger killed after bus catches fire

Report by: 
Prashant Acharya
13 Feb 2017

A passenger died in a Purulia bound AC bus after it caught fire at the Bidhan Nagar area near Siliguri on Sunday afternoon. The fire spread rapidly and engulfed the bus in no time creating panic. In their scramble to get off the burning vehicle, 10 people got injured and had to be taken to the Bidhan Nagar Primary Health Centre. Police suspect the accident was due to the AC malfunctioning. The charred body found inside the bus has not been identified and has been sent for a post-mortem to the NBMCH.