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putco thumb100 News24 reports that commuters jumped out of a burning Putco bus in Centurion on Wednesday, leaving 22 passengers injured.

In a video widely shared on social media, people can be seen exiting via the windows as smoke and flames engulf the vehicle. The bus caught fire on the R573. Putco spokesperson Lindokuhle Xulu reported: "The driver was able to douse the fire with the available fire extinguishers on the bus. Our immediate priority has been the well-being of the passengers affected by this unfortunate event. We can confirm that we have provided prompt passenger assistance, particularly in addressing their injuries. It is important to note that the injuries sustained are from passengers alighting the bus and not from the fire." He added that the cause of the fire was under investigation and that the safety of passengers was their "top priority".

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Iavan Pijoos at News24
  • View the video footage at News24

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