Bus catches fire in Karnataka's Chitradurga; 5 dead, 27 injured

South India

Five people including a baby were killed after a bus caught fire near National Highway 4 (NH4) at Hiriyur in Karnataka's Chitradurga on Tuesday.


At least 27 people were injured and rushed to Hiriyur and Chitradurga district hospitals.

The bus belonged to "Kukke Sri Travels".

Reports said that the bus, carrying 32 passengers, was travelling from Vijayapura to Bengaluru when it caught fire on the NH4 due to a snag in the engine.

The police have begun an investigation into the matter. Further details are awaited.


With inputs from Agency and media reports

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