Jharsuguda: Early morning, three private passenger buses which were stationed at Jharsuguda Bus Stand caught fire due to which all the three buses were burnt.
Among three passenger buses, two buses belonged to Bhanumati Travels (OR 15 E 6822) & (OR 23 C 9122) where as one belonged to Prince Travel (OR 23 A 4509). Prince Travel’s Bus was lying parked for many days due to breakdown. As per the eye witness, the incident took place at 5 A.M. and the fire was so intense that it spread to the nearby buses of Bhanumati Travels.
“I had received a call in the morning 5 a.m. , the reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained but I think that our staffs might have burnt Mosquito repellent due to which the fire caught. First one bus caught fire but it soon spread to its nearer buses too. Our staff had initially tried to control the fire and had call fire tenders which dozed off the fire.” Said by Sarat Chandra Mohapatra, Bus Owner of Bhanumati Travels. He denied any allegation of personal enmity reason behind this incident.