Gakenke: RITCO bus catches Fire, all 50 passengers unhurt

The bus belonging to public transporter, Rwanda Interlink Transport Company (RITCO), caught fire Friday morning along the Musanze-Kigali highway.

The accident, which occurred around 8am, took place at a place commonly known as Kivuruga in Bigogwe Village, Cyintare Cell, Kivuruga Sector, Gakenke District.

The bus was heading to Kigali from Musanze District and it had on board 51 passengers and their luggage.

All the passengers managed to get out of the bus unhurt according to Chief Inspector of Police Hamdun Twizeyimana, the police spokesperson for Northern Region.

“People near the road realized that the bus had fire sparks from the lower part of the bus and immediately alerted the driver in good time. All passengers managed to disembark with their luggage before the fire engulfed the entire bus,” he said.

Twizeyimana said that the cause of the accident is still unknown, adding that they had already launched an investigation to get to the bottom of it.

By the press time police fire fighters were at the accident scene trying to put out the fire.

 

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