Keonjhar: A youth was charred to death after the marriage party bus he was travelling in caught fire at Santarapur under Ghatagaon police limits in Keonjhar district early on Thursday morning.
According to sources, the bus, that was ferrying the baraatis, halted in the village after dropping off the passengers when the vehicle suddenly caught fire. However, the youth, who was asleep inside the bus, was burnt alive in the mishap.
On being informed, the fire services personnel reached the spot and doused the flames.
While the exact cause behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, Ghatgaon police have initiated a probe into the incident, sources said.