Caudan Interchange: NTC Bus on Fire Caused Panic
28 Mars 2013 - Le Mauricien
Shortly after 17 pm yesterday, a bus of the National Transport Company (NTC), registered 2874 JN 07, was engulfed in flames on the Caudan interchange, causing a panic among the passengers, the driver and the receiver.
Fortunately, all occupants of the bus, which was headed Reduced, managed to extricate the vehicle and no injuries are reported. However, the bus driver, Pradeep Percetun, 56, was feeling ill shortly after. This Laliane capita Caro, Vacoas, was taken to hospital Jeetoo.
Moreover, the signs of disaster were visible several kilometers given the thick clouds of smoke which emanated from the vehicle of the NTC. Meanwhile, firefighters were summoned to the scene to control the fire. But the bus was completely destroyed.
This incident occurred at a strategic point on the highway in Port-Louis, was causing a traffic jam for at least one hour Reduces direction. The police investigation continues at Line Barracks, in close collaboration with the firefighters, to determine the exact cause and circumstances of the fire.