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Bus carrying seven passengers burst into flames in Lurgan

A bus carrying seven passengers burst into flames in Lurgan this morning (Thursday).

The passengers on board managed to escape uninjured after the fire broke out on the back of the vehicle shortly before 8am,  near the Loughview Park and Ride facility.

Translink said it would be carrying out a full investigation but it looked like it was an engine fire.

A spokeswoman said: “We can onfirm there was a fire on an Ulsterbus service 261 travelling between Dungannon and Belfast.

“The incident occurred just outside Lurgan at around 7.45am.

“All safety procedures were put in place.  No one was injured and the driver and passengers were all taken off the bus safely and transferred onto another bus to complete their journey.

“Emergency services attended the scene and have extinguished the fire.

“Translink are currently investigating the cause of the incident.”

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