At least five people, including three children, were charred to death and many others sustained burns when, a Benglauru bound bus they were travelling in, caught fire on a national highway in Chitradurga district on Wednesday morning.
A police officer said “Five people have died after a bus caught fire on National Highway 4 at about 3.30 am. The bus was on the way from Bijapur to Bengaluru,”
The deceased have not been identified, he added. A few others have also been hospitalized.He suspected that the vehicle was parked by the road side when it caught fire.