Tragedy was averted along Kubwa Expressway yesterday, when a 10 seater Kubwa bound Toyota Hiace bus caught fire around Gwarinpa.
The fire was said to have been caused by a fuel tank of another vehicle which had dropped on the road.
The incident caused panic around the area as many people ran away from the burning bus, just as other motorists parked at a safe distance on sighting the bus.
An eyewitness at the scene who preferred anonymity told our reporter that the fuel tank of an articulated truck moving towards Kubwa fell off the vehicle suddenly, causing it to stop abruptly and the bus which was following the truck closely climbed on the tank, igniting fire.
He however said all the passengers escaped unscathed from the bus before it was consumed by the fire.
Meanwhile, another vehicle, an SUV with registration number PEACE 708 was also involved in an accident at the same spot while trying to dodge the burning bus.
An eyewitness said the driver of the SUV on getting close to the burning bus made an attempt to dodge the bus but the vehicle swerved and fell in an open drainage by the road.
There was also no casualty in the accident.