Rome transport authority opens inquiry after yet another bus bursts into flames

April 15, 2018 3:38 am
The company in charge of Rome’s public transport, Atac, has launched an inquiry after another of its buses burst into flames – the seventh such incident this year.

In the latest incident, a number 409 bus caught fire early on Friday morning as it was driving on the Via di Portonaccio, in the east of the capital.

No passengers were onboard at the time and the driver was unharmed. Having spotted smoke coming from one of the windows, he pulled over and called firefighters, who were able to put out the blaze.

Photos showed the bus, which according to reports was around five years old, completely gutted by the flames.

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