18 May 2024, 13:09

9 killed as bus catches fire in India's Haryana

NEW DELHI, May 18, 2024 (BSS/XINHUA) - At least nine people, including six
women, were killed and 15 others suffered burns Saturday after a bus carrying
them caught fire in the northern Indian state of Haryana, police said.

The bus carrying Hindu devotees, including women and children, from
neighbouring Punjab state caught fire on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway
near Tauru in Nuh district.

A moving bus carrying around 60 people caught fire, killing nine people and
injuring 15 others, a police official said, adding that the injured were
hospitalized and their conditions were reported to be stable.

According to police, the victims had jointly hired a bus to pay a visit to
the pilgrim towns of Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.

"The ill-fated bus was returning to Punjab when it suddenly caught fire," the
police official said, adding that the cause of the fire was under


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