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Heroic driver saves his passengers as fireball bus rampages through city centre

By The Siberian Times reporter
30 November 2013

The runaway bus ignited in flames 'in a scene out of Hollywood'.

By luck it missed several pedestrians before crashing into a fence where the runaway fireball bus crashed to a halt. Picture: Vesti.ru

The fire ignited as the bus was passing the city centre in Omsk, and the alert driver opened the doors and ordered all passengers out. He fled too - but the bus, engulfed in flames - kept moving along a busy street in the west Siberian city. 

At the top of an incline, the driverless vehicle gained speed as it careered downhill towards a lake, according to reports. By luck it missed several pedestrians before crashing into a fence where the runaway fireball bus crashed to a halt.

'It was like a scene out of a movie,' said a bystander. 

The reason for the dramatic fire is unknown but an electrical fault is suspected.

Comments (2)

I think the driver should have applied the handbrake before he jumped out!
Patrick Wright , Riga Latvia
25/06/2015 01:27
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Quick thinking by the Omsk bus driver certainly saved lives .Let's hope the driver is rewarded with a new replacement bus with more fire safety features and of course also more modern comforts.
Great news to hear no-one was injured,;however, a very frightening experience for Omsk bus passengers ,and may they too be rewarded with a two week free bus pass ,

Patrick
Patrick Travers, Perth Australia
02/12/2013 05:06
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