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.