<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It was a close shave for 33 students of Central School when their school bus caught fire near Naraina in West Delhi on Tuesday morning. Locals, however, rushed in and rescued all the kids before firefighters arrived. No one sustained injuries.The incident took place around 10 am when the driver of the school bus, heading towards Dhaula Kuan, detected a technical glitch. Even before he could understand anything or take a decision, smoke started to emanate from the engine of the bus. Seeing this, the driver parked the bus on the roadside and got down to check.”Before anyone could sense danger, the smoke turned into flames and the bus started to burn. The driver and conductor then raised an alarm and the students were pulled out of the bus, one by one, with the help of locals and passersby. The fire department and police were also called,” said a senior police officer, adding that none of the students or staff of school received any injuries.Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the firefighters managed to douse the blaze in an hour, however, the cooling process took a little longer. The incident led to traffic congestion on the route which lasted for about an hour.

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Close shave for 33 students as school bus catches fire