belfasttelegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Passengers evacuated in coach blaze

Eleven people were on board the Bus Eireann service from Dundalk to Dublin when it caught fire
Eleven people were on board the Bus Eireann service from Dundalk to Dublin when it caught fire

Passengers on a Bus Eireann coach have been evacuated before it was destroyed in a fire.

Eleven people on board the 6.40am service from Dundalk to Dublin were hurried off the vehicle after the driver spotted the blaze while on the M1 motorway.

A spokesman for the company said no-one was injured.

"Just after 8am, about half a mile from the toll plaza on the M1, the driver noticed smoke coming from he tail," he said.

"The driver brought the passengers to a safe place away from the vehicle."

Fire crews attended the scene and the blaze was extinguished at about 8.45am.

Passengers completed their journey to Dublin on a different coach.

Bus Eireann said it was too early to say what caused the fire.

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