Five people, including a baby, were charred to death after a bus caught fire in Karnataka's Chitradurga district. Over 27 people suffered injuries in the incident that took place last night in Hiriyur on National Highway 4. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Karnataka: Five people, including a baby, charred to death and 27 injured, last night in Hiriyur near Chitradurga district, after their bus caught fire on National Highway 4. The injured have been shifted to hospital. pic.twitter.com/Je1PxEbTv4— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2020
"Five people have died after a bus caught fire on National Highway 4 at about 3.30 am. The bus was on the way from Bijapur to Bengaluru," a police officer said.
The deceased have not been identified, he said adding a few others have been hospitalised.
He suspected that the vehicle was parked by the road side when it caught fire.
(with PTI inputs)