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AC bus catches fire in Karnataka; six dies
In a tragic incident, a AC bus traveling from Davangere in Karnataka to Banglore caught fire, in the wee hours today at Hiriyur town in Chitradurga district. In this accident, six people were burnt to death. The sleeper AC bus had 29 people on board. Many people have also injured in the accident and were hospitalised.

According to police, the tragedy occurred around 3 am in the morning. The bus suddenly caught fire and fell into a ditch on NH 4. Officials are saying that the fire was caused due to leak in the diesel fuel tank of the bus.

The fire appeared to have started in the front portion and has quickly spread across the bus. As the incident took place early in the morning, most of the passengers were asleep. The driver of the bus ran away, after the incident happened. Police has registered a case against the bus driver and bus operator and are investigating the case.

This is the third such kind of bus accident taking place in Karnantaka. Earlier, seven people were killed and 40 others were injured in a Mumbai-Bangalore bus accident. And 45 people died when a Volvo bus from Bangalore to Hyderabad caught fire on national highway.

Bus accidents due to reckless driving, bad roads or any other technical problems kills around 110,000 people every year in India.

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