Friday 15 December 2017

30 school children evacuated from bus after it catches fire

The scene in Co Donegal. Photo: Greg Harkin
The scene in Co Donegal. Photo: Greg Harkin

30 school children have escaped without injury after their bus went on fire in Co Donegal.

The Marley’s coach had to be abandoned on the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny  at 8.40am.

The children, pupils at St Eunan’s College and Loretto Convent, were mainly from the Creeslough area 20km away.

One pupil said: “It was a normal day going to school, and we noticed other vehicles coming in the other direction were flashing their lights at the bus.

“We then saw smoke coming from all sides.

“The driver acted very quickly and pulled the bus over.

“He got up and said ‘everybody out, the bus in on fire’.”

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