Uppinangadi: A mobile phone exploded in driver’s pocket in a moving bus on Tuesday, March 14 at Alake near Madantyar.
As the bus was slow and the timely action by driver Sandesh (23) who was injured in the incident saved the passengers from danger.
On Tuesday at 7 am, the private bus named Shiva Kripa was moving from Madantyar to Uppinangadi. When the bus reached Alake Store the mobile in driver’s pocket exploded.
Driver’s shirt caught fire and he sutained injuries on his eye and hands. As the passengers started panicking following the incident, Sandesh kept himself cool. He stopped the bus and removed his shirt and threw it out of the bus.
As the bus had started moving just after getting down the passengers just before the explosion it helped in controlling the bus immediately.
There were around 30 passengers in the bus during the incident.
But the mobile which fell down in the bus started burning. Sandesh then poured water from a bucket kept behind the driver’s seat.
Another driver who was travelling in the same bus drove the bus and took Sandesh to a hospital.
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