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HomeBreaking NewsLondon school bus bursts into flames with pupils inside

London school bus bursts into flames with pupils inside

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A 30-seater bus with children inside caught fire in east London on Friday morning, with six other vehicles damaged in the blaze.

Councillor Caroline Woodley, Cabinet Member for Families, Parks and Leisure, said that children and their families on the bus, for pupils with special educational needs, were being offered support.

“The safety of all those involved is our priority and we are offering support to the children and their families, passenger assistants and the driver,” she said. “We will also reach out to anybody in the wider community who may have been impacted by the incident.”

The bus was carrying three primary school children and was forced to stop after smoke was detected from the front of the vehicle. It was quickly evacuated with no injuries. 

“The mum of one of the children took all those involved into her home where they were shielded from the sight of the blaze,” Cllr Woodley said.

“I want to thank the mother and the Council staff whose swift actions today ensured the safety and wellbeing of the children. 

“My thanks also goes to the London Fire Service who arrived quickly on the scene to extinguish the fire. The remains of the bus were removed by around 10.30 this morning. 
 

Firefighters tackled this bus fire in Wilton Way in #Hackney this morning. Six other vehicles were also damaged. Our 999 Control Officers took 42 calls. Thankfully, there have been no reports of injuries. https://t.co/IwCtVkJX5E

“We are hugely relieved that nobody was harmed in this incident but we are obviously very concerned by what has happened.”

She said that an investigation was being launched by the council and fire brigade to establish the cause of the fire. 

Comprehensive safety inspections would also be carried

A 30-seater bus with children inside caught fire in east London on Friday morning, with six other vehicles damaged in the blaze. The bus was carrying three primary school children and was forced to stop after smoke was detected from the front of the vehicle. "My thanks also goes to the London Fire Service who arrived quickly on the scene to extinguish the fire.

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