Video: BEST bus catches fire on Film City Road in Goregaon

Video: BEST bus catches fire on Film City Road in Goregaon
The bus was in motion when it caught fire around 7:30 am on Film City Road near Gokuldham in Goregaon East (Picture Courtesy: Dr. Binu Varghese)

A Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus caught fire in Mumbai’s Goregaon area early morning on Friday.

According to eye-witnesses, the bus was in motion when it caught fire around 7:30 am on Film City Road near Gokuldham in Goregaon (East).

After being notified, a team from local police and Mumbai fire brigade reached the spot along with an ambulance. The fire was subsequently brought under control after a few minutes of fire fighting.

No casualties were reported in the blaze as all occupants, including the driver and conductor, managed to evacuate the vehicle on time. The bus, meanwhile, was completely gutted in the fire.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Since the entire road was cordoned off while officials from the fire brigade worked on dousing the flames, traffic movement on the busy road was affected.

However, the flow of vehicular traffic has returned to normalcy as of publishing this report.

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