Purnea, Aug 5: A woman was charred to death and 17 others were injured when a private AC bus caught fire near bus stand here in the wee hours today.
Purnea police superintendent Vishal Sharma said that the ill-fated AC bus which was on way to Siliguri in West Bengal from Muzaffarpur hit a road divider near the bus stand killing the woman on the spot and leaving 17 other passengers with minor injuries.. He said the majority of the injured passengers were admitted to Purnea Sadar Hospital while some of them were rushed to Bhagalpur for better treatment.
Mr Sharma said bus driver and cleaner acting swiftly rescued passengers trapped inside the burning vehicle. The reason behind mishap was yet unknown. The deceased woman had also not been identified so far. (UNI)