DEMOW: An ultra bus named Kanak Jyoti (AS 05 C 6564) caught fire near Desang Bridge on the NH-37 road near Demow on Saturday afternoon. Luckily, the passengers had a narrow escape.
According to sources, Kanak Jyoti (AS 05 C 6564), an ultra bus which was coming from Dibrugarh and heading towards Golaghat, developed some technical problems. While crossing the Desang Bridge, a big sound was heard and immediately the front portion of the ultra bus caught fire. Though the passengers somehow managed to come out by breaking the windows of bus, yet their belongings like documents, laptops and money were gutted in the fire.
A passenger of the ultra bus said that smoke had come out from the bus in Demow and the driver and handyman of the bus were informed about it. Immediately after that the incident took place. Fire tender came from Sivasagar and doused the fire. The driver and handyman fled from the spot.