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4 people intoxicated as bus catches fire
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4 people intoxicated as bus catches fire

26.03.2013 From our online archive
The engine of a bus suddenly caught fire on Monday while travelling through Heiderscheid in the north of the Grand Duchy.

(ADW) The engine of a bus suddenly caught fire on Monday while travelling through Heiderscheid in the north of the Grand Duchy.

The incident happened at about 1.50pm when a bus driver was suddenly surprised by flames and smoke escaping from under the vehicle’s bonnet.

The driver, the only occupant at the time of the incident, quickly stopped the bus. Seeing thick black smoke emanating from the vehicle, three local residents rushed to the aid of the driver with fire extinguishers to attempt to tackle the blaze.

The three helpers along with the driver however, became intoxicated by fumes and smoke during their attempt to put out the fire, and had to be transported by emergency services to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.