Bus blaze on the National Road

Library photo - Ambulance - via eKathimerini

A fire broke out on a bus  on the move  on the National Road  between Heraklion and Aghios Nikolaos, near Heraklion  Airport at 2:00 in the afternoon on Tuesday. The fire started in the engine compartment  but was contained after the driver used a fire extinguisher. Several passengers smashed the bus windows to get out. Fire services arrived on the scene soon afterwards making the vehicle safe.

All passengers got off the bus on their own,  with eight of the passengers on board – all hotel employees – taken to Venizelion  Heraklion   hospital  with  smoke inhalation.

No other injuries were reported.

Source: Apokoronaslife