Bus catches fire on NH, passengers safe

Cuttack:  Over 30 passengers travelling in a private bus had a providential escape after the vehicle caught fire on Cuttack-Bhubaneswar highway under Sadar police limits here on Saturday.

According to reports, the bus caught fire following a collision with a motorcyclist who was also travelling towards Cuttack.

Sources said, the biker has sustained minor injuries in the mishap while all the bus passengers are reportedly safe.

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Police said, the private bus ‘Nisha’ has been completely gutted in the fire while efforts are on by fire services to douse the flames. The driver and helper of the bus are absconding after the incident.

Further reports are awaited.