More than 70 passengers escaped unhurt after a Metro Mass Transit Bus conveying worshippers to a prayer camp caught fire in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The bus which picked up the worshippers from Suame was headed to a prayer camp at Adadietem in the Ejisu Municipality, where congregants of the Pentecost Church Ghana, usually converge to worship.
The driver upon reaching the KNUST Police Station at about 6:20 pm noticed smoke from underneath the bus.
Just as the passengers ran out of the bus, it caught fire.
Fire officers from the KNUST Fire Station responded to a distress call and put off the fire.
The passengers had most of their belongings burnt.
A new bus was subsequently arranged for them, which conveyed them to their destination.
Station Officer 2 at the KNUST Fire Station, Ohene Gyembibi, narrated the incident to Citi News and added that “we mobilised another vehicle and conveyed them back to the Ejisu prayer camp.”