An incident was avoided today owing to a bus driver’s efforts, and later, those of members of the Civil Protection Department.
A bus caught fire a short while ago in Emmanuel Tonna Square, near the Sarrija Church in Floriana.
On noticing the fire, the driver, Ante Mendoza from the Philippines, parked and calmly disembarked the 20 passengers who were on board to Valletta.
Mendoza then closed the doors, grabbed hold of a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. He kept calm throughout and didn’t stop until two fire engines and firemen arrived and extinguished the fire completely.
TVM is informed that the fire started from the engine’s fuel pipe.