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Bus on Fire Incident Sparks Panic in Sorsogon

Bus on Fire

Passengers aboard a bus traveling through Barangay Pawa, Matnog, Sorsogon were thrown into chaos as the vehicle suddenly caught fire, prompting swift action to ensure everyone’s safety. Here are some details according to the report of GMA Regional TV News.

Incident Details

Prior to the fire, reports suggest that the bus had encountered a near-disastrous situation in Camarines Norte, where it allegedly collided with a tree and narrowly avoided plunging off a cliff. Despite this, the journey continued towards Samar from Manila.

Concerns were raised regarding the driver’s frequent need for rest, as he was the sole operator of the vehicle. Passengers had repeatedly urged him to consider transferring them to another bus due to safety concerns.

Smoke started coming from the bus engine as it reached Matnog. Passengers promptly evacuated when the bus stopped.

Safety Measures

While no injuries were reported, some passengers suffered losses as their belongings were consumed by the flames. Authorities swiftly launched an investigation into the incident to determine its cause.

Speculations arose regarding the driver’s health, with suggestions of high blood pressure prompting him to undergo a blood pressure check. Efforts to locate the driver were ongoing, with assistance from the Philippine National Police (PNP) to gather his statement at the fire station.

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