40 feared killed in fire on bus travelling from Bangalore to Hyderabad India

Most of the passengers on the air-conditioned luxury bus were asleep when the incident occurred

(SOURCE) HyderabadAt least 40 people are feared dead in a deadly fire early this morning on a bus traveling from Bangalore to Hyderabad.

Most of the passengers on the air-conditioned luxury bus were asleep when the driver attempted to overtake another vehicle at high speed, hitting the fuel tank on a culvert at around 5 am on Wednesday, the police said. The tank burst, causing the fire.

Only four or five people managed to break the glass windows of the bus and escape before the fire engulfed it completely.

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