Bus With Passengers Catches Fire On N1 Near William Nicol (Video)

He said emergency services were on the scene battling the blaze. Traffic in the area was heavily backed up and motorists were advised to use alternative routes.

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Bus Caught Flames Near William Nicol/Photo File: Twitter

Commuters in Gauteng were left gridlocked after a bus carrying passengers on William Nicol Drive at the N1 northbound exploded into flames on Wednesday morning.

Johannesburg traffic and police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the vehicle was travelling from Cape Town to Zimbabwe.

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Pictures of passengers escaping through the windows have been widely circulated on social media.

β€œThere have been no injuries reported. It is only the luggage burning, but there is a fear of an explosion,” Minnaar said.

He said emergency services were on the scene battling the blaze.

Traffic in the area was heavily backed up and motorists were advised to use alternative routes.

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At least 17 passengers have been left injured authorities said.

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