Fire guts Metro Mass bus en route to Cape Coast

A Metro Mass bus en route to Cape Coast from Accra caught fire after two of its tyres exploded on the Kasoa-Cape Coast highway Wednesday.

Fortunately, no casualty was recorded in the incident.

A passenger told joy News one of the back tyres of the bus with the registration number GR 5182-15 exploded when they reached Adom City, a community on the highway.

Alarmed by the incident, the driver decided to stop, he added.

According to him, minutes after the bus stopped, the last back tyre exploded causing some other passengers to jump from the window of the bus.

The witness added the passengers numbering more than 30 all escaped unhurt.

Although the Ghana Fire Service was called to intervene, the witness said it took them more than 30 minutes to get to the scene.

But a fire officer said they delayed because the phone call went to the headquarters in Accra before it was transferred to them.

Even though the fire men were able to put out the fire, there was little to salvage from the bus.

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