Passengers escaped death on Wednesday morning after a commercial bus suddenly caught fire in transit on Third Mainland Bridge. It was gathered that the driver of the bus tried all he could to bring the bus to a stop at a safe side of the road. Unknown to him there was a broken down vehicle which was parked at exactly where he thought would be safe for his passengers to alight, the car also caught fire.
Emergency responders with the aid of RRS men quickly sprung into action to avert further calamity. The LASTMA, LASEMA, Fire Service and RRS are still on ground to ensure free flow of traffic.