Bus catches fire on Tuen Mun Road, 30 passengers evacuated

A coach carrying around 30 passengers caught on fire this morning while driving along Tuen Mun Road, causing a severe traffic jam during rush hour. 

The bus was driving towards Kowloon on Tuen Mun Road at around 8am when passengers reported noticing a strange smell and smoke billowing from the rear engine, Oriental Daily reports.

They notified the driver, who pulled over to allow all passengers to evacuate the vehicle. 

The flames quickly spread and burned through the roof of the bus, making the fire reportedly visible from over a kilometre away.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and put out the fire by 8:41am. No injuries were reported.

The charred remains of the bus. Photo: Timothy Cheng via Facebook

However, the Kowloon-bound part of the expressway was temporarily closed as a result, causing serious traffic congestion all the way to Gold Coast.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The vehicle is reportedly owned and operated by Kwoon Chung Motors, and was registered in 2007.

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