Watch: Narrow escape for children as school bus catches fire suddenly

The quick-thinking bus driver can be seen pulling around ten girls from the burning vehicle before passersby join in the rescue effort


                            Watch: Narrow escape for children as school bus catches fire suddenly

This is the moment a group of schoolgirls were forced to flee a burning bus after it caught alight on the way home.

A shocking video shows the van burst into flames while the driver waited to drop off some girls on their way home.

The quick-thinking bus driver can be seen pulling around ten girls from the burning vehicle before passersby join in the rescue effort in Surat, Gujarat, India.

Image: South West News Service
Image: South West News Service

The girls from Nelkanth Kanya Vidyalaya School were taken to hospital and police said three girls sitting at the back were treated for significant burns to their legs.

The incident happened on July 13 and police are looking into the cause of the blaze.

Author: Laura Elvin

@ South West News Service