Arson ruled out as a cause of MyCiTi bus fire

The City of Cape Town stated that arson has been ruled following an investigation into an N2 bus that caught on fire this morning. The bus driver and passengers were left with no injuries, after the incident took place earlier on a MyCiTi bus near Bhunga Avenue.

The City’s mayoral committee member for urban mobility, Rob Quintas said the bus was on its way from Mitchells Plain towards the Cape Town Civic Centre station central business district when passengers alerted the bus driver about smoke at the rear end of the bus. He added that the bus driver pulled over and all evacuated the vehicle safely.

''A replacement bus was on the scene within minutes to transport the passengers to the Civic Centre station.''

Quintas said that the circumstances surrounding the incident were being investigated.

He stated that although it is too early to confirm the cause of the fire, no arson is suspected at this stage.

“Details will be confirmed after the relevant vehicle operating company, fire, SAPS, independent assessors and insurers have completed their investigation”, said Quintas.

by Everngelista Muza


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