The bus burst into flames. The driver saved 25 children – Society

The driver quickly evacuated 25 children from the bus shortly before the machine burst into flames near the city of Lecco in the Italian province of Sondrio.

The driver was driving the coach through the S36 tunnel on Tuesday morning when he suddenly noticed something was wrong. He decided to get all the passengers out of the vehicle immediately, before the explosion took place and the coach was completely consumed by the fire.

“Once I understood what had happened, I did not hesitate to protect the passengers by disembarking them from the bus and arranging their transport to safety,” driver Mauro Mascetti told TGCom 24.

After the children were safe, Mascetti tried to put out the fire, but was unable to do so. “The priority was to save the lives of the children,” he added.

Five fire brigade teams arrived at the scene. Lifeguards reported that none of the coach passengers were injured. Seven of the 25 children were taken to hospital for examination.

The bus, which belonged to the Red Cross from Como, was serviced in June, the vehicle owner said. The bus is believed to have caught fire after the tire exploded.

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