Thirty-two students of Guru Har Rai Public School had a narrow scape here today as the school bus they were travelling in overturned and caught fire after getting trapped in a stubble blaze at Bijliwal village. Two students suffered injuries in the incident as the bus was on its way to drop students home after school.
Ishfaq said he had asked Regional Transport Authority Secretary Sukhwinder Singh Brar to probe the sequence of events leading to the mishap and submit a report within 24 hours. An official said diesel started leaking from the bus, which acted as a catalyst in the vehicle catching fire from stubble. The residents of adjoining villages reached the spot and started a rescue operation.