Monday, Oct 18 2021 | Time 13:02 Hrs(IST)
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Three PRTC buses gutted in fire

Puducherry, Nov7 (UNI) Three buses, owned by the Puducherry Road Transport Corporation (PRTC), were gutted in a fire early on Tuesday.
According to sources, due to lack of space at the PRTC workshop behind the New bus stand, 11 buses were taken to the workshop of Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation on the Maramalai Adigal Saalai nearby and parked for the night.
Early this morning, fire was noticed in one bus and the security personnel tried to douse it, but failed following which fire department was informed.
Fire service personnel from Puduchrrry town manged to put the fire out but by that time, three buses were gutted.
Orleanpet police registered a case.Though the exact reason for the fire was not known,it is suspected that a leak from battery might have caused the fire.
Meanwhile, security personnel informed that some transgenders took shelter in the bus for the night and were chased away twice.They also expressed doubt that the transgenders out of anger might have set bus afire.
Police are investigating this also.
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