Cape Town – The N1 South highway was temporarily closed off to traffic after a long-distance bus caught fire on Wednesday.
The incident occurred off the Gordan road offramp near the Maraisburg turnoff, causing obstruction in three lanes, reports said.
The bus driver was the only person onboard and no injuries were reported.
A video of the incident is doing the round on social media.
In the clip, flames coupled with black smoke can be seen coming from the bus, with traffic piling on the other lanes.
Emergency services and police were also at the scene
BREAKING: N1 South bound before Gordon Road off ramp, bus on fire, No injuries reported, medics on scene, waiting for fire fighters. pic.twitter.com/hgbBtt0TIU
— Narissa Subramoney (@NarissaS3) September 28, 2022
“There is a vehicle on fire at the moment, we are waiting for the fire brigade to get to the scene. They have opened one lane to the traffic. The bus is still on fire. The paramedic on scene told me only one person was in the bus which is the driver but he escaped unharmed,” The Citizen quoted its reporter at the scene.
The report said it would take hours for paramedics at the scene to put out the fires.