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No injuries in Tobago bus fire
A PTSC bus transporting schoolchildren in Tobago caught fire yesterday morning. According to reports, the bus left Charlotteville shortly after 8 am and on reaching Bark Hill, between Flagstaff and Turpin Bend, the fire broke out. Assistant divisional fire officer in Tobago David Thomas told the T&T Guardian the driver was alerted to a fire in the engine compartment at the back of the bus.
All passengers escaped without injury. The fire rapidly spread and the bus was destroyed. Thomas said the fire was so intense that it affected a quarter-acre of land nearby. Among the passengers on board were school children who were due to sit CSEC examinations yesterday. This is the latest incident involving a PTSC bus in Tobago.
Last year the brakes on a bus malfunctioned while it was on its way from Bloody Bay to Roxborough while another bus almost plunged over a cliff at Turpin Bend, Charlotteville, when it encountered mechanical difficulties. PTSC drivers in Tobago have staged several protests highlighting the deplorable condition of buses they are made to drive on a daily basis. Investigations into the incident are continuing.
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