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Nicosia school bus engulfed in flames

Miraculous student evacuation ensures safety


A harrowing incident unfolded on Friday morning (01/12) in Aglantzia as a school bus carrying students became engulfed in flames near the Filoxenia Conference Centre, prompting a rapid deployment of fire and police services.

At approximately 07:30, emergency services were alerted to the scene, where a moving school bus found itself in the grip of a fire crisis at the Aglantzia Avenue roundabout.

The situation unfolded with remarkable speed, but the decisive actions of the bus driver ensured the safe evacuation of all students on board, averting any injuries.

The Acropolis Fire Station, reacting promptly to the emergency, dispatched two fire trucks to address the blaze. The fire, originating in the engine compartment at the rear of the bus, quickly spread within.

The Fire Service, in tandem with the Police managing the surrounding traffic, managed to bring the situation under control by 07:36.

Despite the intensity of the incident, the well-coordinated efforts of emergency responders prevented the flames from escalating further.

The immediate and efficient intervention not only safeguarded the lives of the students but also mitigated the impact on the road network, thanks to the Police's strategic management of traffic in the area.

As the immediate crisis subsided, attention turned to determining the cause of the fire. An investigative collaboration involving the Police and the Electrical Engineering Department has been initiated to shed light on the circumstances that led to the bus blaze.

This thorough examination aims to provide insights into preventing similar incidents in the future.

In conclusion, the incident in Aglantzia serves as a testament to the importance of swift and well-coordinated emergency responses.

The collective efforts of the Fire Service, Police, and the bus driver played a pivotal role in averting a potential tragedy and maintaining the safety of the students involved.

[With information sourced from 24 News]

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