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Hero Driver Praised By Company Director

Nasese Bus Co. Ltd director, Jack Kumar, yesterday commended his driver who was injured while saving passengers on a burning bus. “I am proud of my driver who helped the
01 Jan 2017 12:46
Hero Driver Praised By Company Director
Nasese bus engulfed in flames . Photo: Keresi Naureure‎/FB

Nasese Bus Co. Ltd director, Jack Kumar, yesterday commended his driver who was injured while saving passengers on a burning bus.

“I am proud of my driver who helped the children and passengers before himself,” Mr Kumar said.

“It is unfortunate that an incident like this occurred, but I am glad to see the passengers and driver are safe.”

The Nasese bus was travelling up Laucala Bay Rd heading for Suva when the fire broke out at around 4pm yesterday.

Bus driver, Jashnil Prasad, suffered injuries to his neck and arm while helping the children and passengers get off the burning bus.

“It was around 4pm when suddenly I saw smoke coming out of the engine compartment and quickly asked the passengers to get off before anything serious happens,” Mr Prasad said.

“As a driver, I was more concerned about the passengers travelling to be safe before I got off myself from the bus.”

One of the passengers, Veramu Roko, 50, of Raiwai, said: “We were travelling towards Suva when a passenger rang the bell to get off the at the Laucala Bay bus stop.

“While she was getting off the bus, we saw the engine compartment up in flames. We quickly rushed out of the bus to escape the fire.”

Police were at the scene investigating and controlling traffic while firefighters were putting out the fire.  Edited by Naisa Koroi

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