Bijnor: At least fifteen children from a local school here had a narrow escape when a van carrying them caught fire on Dhampur Marg of the district, police said on Saturday.
According to the police, the van of St Mary`s School was going to drop students yesterday when it caught fire. The driver stopped the vehicle once he noticed flames emitting out of the van.
Noticing the fire, passengers of a bus which was travelling behind the vehicle rescued the kids unhurt from the inferno, before the fire brigade reached the spot, police said.
The driver is still absconding and no arrests have been made so far, while investigations are on, they added.
Regional Transport Authorities have also been informed about the incident and they have ordered a drive to check the safety features in all other school vehicles plying in the area.