Nagpur, May 29, 2014 || In a major tragedy, five persons were burnt alive when the bus they were travelling in caught fire at Nagpur on Thursday. According to reports, the air-conditioned bus coming to Nagpur from Jalgaon suddenly caught fire at the busy Nagpur-Amravati highway. While five people are confirmed dead, more than a dozen people have been injured.
The ill-fated bus belonged to Nagpur-based Baba Travels, polcie said. In all there were around 30-35 passengers in the bus. Prima facie probe, official said, indicated that a lighted cigarette butt could be behind the incident. Villagers and local administration oversaw the rescue and relief operations. The ijnured have been admitted to nearby medical facilities.