Bhubaneswar: A private bus standing at a parking lot at Baramunda Bus Stand caught fire on Wednesday afternoon triggering widespread panic among people present at the site. The bus was empty and nobody was injured, said sources.
According to sources, a bus named Chakadola parked at the bus stand caught fire when the driver was away. The fire later spread and engulfed the entire vehicle in no time.
The bus runs from Bhubaneswar to Kalahandi. On being informed, two firefighting teams rushed to the spot and doused the flames. However, the exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.
The exact cause will be ascertained after investigation, added the sources.