The incident took place at 2 am and timely response of the driver averted a major mishap. A private travel bus, which was going to Chirala from Hyderabad, caught fire after one of its tyres blew up.
After blowing up a tyre, the driver alerted the passengers, the majority of them in sleep, and advised them to abandon the bus. Couple of seconds after all the passengers got down from it, the bus caught fire and was completely damaged. No one was injured in the incident.