GAJURI: A passenger bus caught fire in Gajuri Bazaar on the Prithvi Highway Sunday morning.
The bus — Na 6 Kha 1471 — heading to Kathmandu from Surkhet caught fire all of a sudden as it was in motion, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Jageshwor Bhandari.
All passengers of the bus carrying 36 passengers are safe but their belongings were destroyed in the fire, RSS reported.
As soon as the smoke came out of the engine, the driver stopped the bus and let the passengers out, averting human casualty.
The fire was brought under control by a fire brigade and locals in the highway area.