Bus Fire in The Center of Rome

On Tuesday morning a bus caught fire in the heart of Rome. One person injured.

On Tuesday morning, around 10 a.m., a bus caught fire in Via del Tritone, in the heart of Rome. The bus driver managed to set down the passengers in time, but a 25 years-old store clerk was injured trying to run away from the fire near there.

The vehicle, a 2003 Mercedes Citaro, line 52, was completely destroyed by the flames. Witnesses describe a huge explosion followed by a column of smoke. Firefighters and the Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, immediately arrived on the scene. The cause of the accident is unknown, but initial investigations report it could be due to a technical failure.

From the beginning of 2018, it is the ninth bus that caught fire in Rome.