Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Bus+carrying+Sri+Lankan+pilgrims+caught+ablaze%3B+passengers+unscathed.+++
Monday, 25 March 2013 - 13:02
Bus carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims caught ablaze; passengers unscathed.
72

Shares
8,713

Views

Sixteen tourists from Sri Lanka had a providential escape yesterday as the bus they had been travelling in was reduced to ashes in Kesariya, India.

According to witnesses, only one tourist, R.M. Somruna who is also the team leader, sustained partial burn injuries.

While the tourists were busy climbing the Kesariya Stupa, the tallest such Buddhist stupa in the world, the bus — parked outside the main entrance to the archaeological site — suddenly caught fire around noon.

Although the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, a rough estimate has put the loss to be worth 1 million dollars as personal belongings like suitcases, bags, passports and visa documents were charred completely.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
473 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,531 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
5,318 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
10,581 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
37 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
38,671 Views
Top