Vijayawada: A white Volvo bus with registration number AP09TA9909 belonging to Hanuman Travels was burnt to ashes on NH65 at Tummalapalem checkpost area, which is 2 km from Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada. There were no passengers at the time of the accident and the bus driver and cleaner jumped off the bus the moment they noticed fire.
Police inspector of Ibrahimpatnam Mr J. Murali Krishna said that shortcircuit could be a reason behind the fire, which burnt the bus completely in half-an-hour. A representative of Hanuman Travels said that the bus needed minor repairs and was being taken to the mechanics. He assured that the remaining all buses are safe to travel in.