Uppinangady, Dec 1, 2014 : Two persons sustained injuries after a private sleeper coach bus which was on way to Mangaluru from Bengaluru accidentally caught fire during the wee hours of December 1, Monday. The fire was first noticed when the bus reached Sannampady near Uppinangady at around 5 am.
Though the fire service personnel who rushed to the spot doused the fire, the bus has been partially gutted. Luckily most of the nearly 25 passengers in the bus escaped unhurt. The two injured persons including a woman have been shifted to a private hospital in Puttur.
Traffic was disrupted on the route for some time and the Uppinangady police who are at the spot are trying to regulate traffic.
The cause of the fire and other details are awaited.