Cuttack, May 27: In a shocking incident a bus travelling from Bhubaneswar to Cuttack caught fire mid-way on the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Highway, early today.
Over 30 passengers on board luckily escaped the mishap.
Notably, the bus which was travelling from Bhubaneswar to Cuttack hit a motorcyclist on its way, thus catching fire instantly. The fire brigade after reaching the spot dozed off the fire, but by that time the entire bus had burned.
The motorcyclist, who sustained minor injuries is currently stated to be normal while the bus passenger are also safe, said sources.
In the meanwhile, the driver and the conductor of the bus are absconding, while the police has also started an investigation into the matter.