Two charred to death as stationary bus catches fire in Ranchi on Diwali
In a tragic incident, the driver and helper were charred to death after the bus caught fire on Diwali night in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The bus caught fire to the flames of diyas kept inside it.
The incident took place at Khadgarha bus stand under the Ranchi Lower Bazar police station area on Monday night.
According to Ranchi Police, on the night of Diwali, the driver and the helper performed puja in the bus. They lit diyas inside the bus. After the puja, they slept inside the bus. Meanwhile, the flame of the burning diyas engulfed the bus on fire. Both the driver and the helper were charred to death. The bus was to leave for its destination on Tuesday morning.
After getting information, the fire tenders rushed to the spot but by then the bus was completely raged up. Police also reached the spot and recovered the bodies. The bodies were sent for post-mortem.