Passengers, driver uninjured as Green Bus catches fire in Doi Saket

Fortunately no one has been injured after a bus belonging to the Green Bus company caught fire in Doi Saket this afternoon, April 9.

The fire and subsequent drama occurred on Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Road (Highway 118) between the 39 and 40 kilometer markers in Ban Huay Pha Tuen, Pa Miang at around 2 p.m.

The bus is said to have been traversing a hill when the driver. Mr. Rat Chanmon, 55 noticed smoke coming from the bus right rear wheel area.

Acting quickly, the driver immediately evacuated everyone from the bus then attempted to use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire without success.

The fire itself is said to have taken 45 minutes to extinguish one emergency services have arrived at the scene.

Reports suggest that there was traffic chaos as the highway, the main route between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai was closed for at least an hour in both directions.

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Posted by อุทัย ป๋อว on Tuesday, April 9, 2019