Bhadrak: A major mishap was averted after a private bus en route to Bhadrak caught fire near Nandapur on Chanabali road in the district on Saturday.
According to sources, a private bus carrying around 50 passengers was en route to Bhadrak when a fire erupted in the bus. Meanwhile, Additional Superintendent of Police, Vikas Das, on spotting smoke emanating from the rear of the vehicle alerted the matter to the conductor of the bus.
The driver immediately stopped the vehicle and asked the passengers to get off the bus. Locals immediately rushed to their help and controlled the blaze.