RAW: Bus engulfed in flames in downtown Hangzhou, SE China

A bus burst into flames when it was passing through a busy street in downtown Hangzhou, southeast China’s Zhejiang Province on Wednesday evening.

Nine people were slightly injured.

The driver of the bus stopped the vehicle after hearing a loud “pop” from the back of the bus, and began to evacuate passengers.

But a fire soon broke out, and quickly engulfed the vehicle.

Firefighters were called in at around 7 pm, who extinguished the blaze within 18 minutes. By then the bus was already burned to a “skeleton”.

Initial investigation shows a faulty battery was to blame for the flames.

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