Bhubaneswar: At least 30 Odia labourers had a providential escape after a bus in which they were travelling caught fire on NH-5 near Payakaraopeta in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
According to sources, a private bus carrying 30 Odia labourers was on the way to Goa when the driver noticed smoke billowing out of the bonnet at about 4 pm. At this, he stopped the bus on the roadside and asked the labourers to get down immediately.
Minutes after the labourers and the helper got down, the fire engulfed the bus. Following information, a fire brigade rushed to the spot and doused the fire.