Cuttack: A major mishap was averted after a private bus, parked at the Palamandap bus stand here, caught fire today. No casualties were reported in the fire mishap.
The mishap triggered widespread panic among the people present at the bus terminus. Meanwhile, many fled the spot immediately as the flames leapt into the air.
On being informed about the incident, the fire brigade then reached the spot and doused it completely, before towing away the vehicle to the depot for further investigation.
However, the cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained. A police investigation is on to find out the exact cause of why the fire broke out.
On the other hand, 2-3 buses parked near the ill-fated vehicle were partially damaged in the blaze.