Bus catches fire after hitting electric transformer

Berhampur: Five persons, including three students, escaped unhurt when the bus in which they were travelling caught fire after dashing against an electric transformer at Berhampur in Ganjam district, police said on Sunday.

The bus of a private engineering institute was coming to Berhampur from Lathi on the outskirt of the town when the mishap took place on Saturday, they said.

At the time of the mishap, only three students were in the vehicle and all of them as also the driver and helper got down as soon as it caught the fire, said officer in charge, Goshaninuagon police station R K Murmu.

The electric supply was disrupted in the area for several hours, sources said.