At least five people burnt alive in the fire on the bus which was carrying 32 passengers when it caught fire on national highway 4 at KR Halli in Hiriyur taluk of the district. The people who died during the incident include two children and a woman.
The incident took place during the early hours of Wednesday around 3:30 to 4:00 a.m. According to the police officer, the bus was on the way from Bijapur to Bengaluru and caught fire on the national highway and five people lost their life As per now 27 people have been injured in the incident and are shifted to the district hospital for the proper treatment said the sources. The investigation is going on. The reason behind the fire is not yet clear waiting for more details.
According to the reports, the people who lost their lives because of the fire on the bus one of them was a baby. However, the fire caught in the bus reason behind it is said to be the engine more details awaited. Radhika who is Hiriyur SP visited the accident site for the investigation.