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3 buses gutted in fire at Koyembedu Omni Bus stand

Three buses that were parked at Koyambedu Omni bus stand in Chennai were gutted in a fire on Sunday, while two other buses were damaged to a lesser extent.

3 buses gutted in fire at Koyembedu Omni Bus stand
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Source: Twitter/ANI

Chennai

The private omni buses that connect Chennai to major cities and near by states, were stationed in the Koyembedu Omni Bus stand.

Due to the prevailing lock down situation, no public transport vehicles were operational for the past 5 months. 

As per Ahamed, a member of the Omni Bus Association, these buses had been parked in the same spot since the COVID-19 lockdown started.

"The fire might have started when a person threw a lit cigarette from the adjoining apartment while gas was leaking from the air-conditioning system of the bus," said Ahmad.
Visuals showed that the buses were parked near the boundary wall of the bus stand beside an apartment complex.
Ahmad said an AC bus was among those gutted and the damage has been estimated at Rs 1.5 crore.

The Fire tenders were immediately rushed and the blaze was doused and no casualities reported, according to the officials.

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