School kids travelling through Kilnaleck on Monday (September 2) must have had the shock of their lives on their first day back as their bus went ablaze near the ball alley on the Ballinagh Road.
At around 4.30pm the Fire Service in Ballyjamesduff received a call saying a bus was on fire at the scene.
However, there was apparently no real danger to any of the few remaining passengers at the time of the call. Firemen say three secondary school students were already off the bus when they arrived at 4.45pm, their presence rising to six units - from both Cavan and Ballyjamesduff
A spokesperson for the Fire Service said:
“The bus had come to a stop and three schoolchildren got off before the fire took hold, foam was used to extinguish the flames and the bus was gutted. There was minor damage to shrubs and a wall nearby.”
There were no injuries from the incident and the road was later cleared.
Elsewhere, seven people had to be taken to hospital last week after a car crash outside an estate in Cavan Town.
The seven were travelling in two cars on Friday night (August 30) when they collided.
At around 11.15pm on the night a BMW and a Mercedes Benz were involved in a collision at the entrance to Drumgola Wood in the town.
Fire, gardai and emergency services were called to the scene to attend to the injured, who were taken to Cavan General Hospital.
It is believed that five people were travelling in one vehicle while four were in the other.
The injured, five males and three females, aged in range from 22 to 40 and were not thought to be seriously injured and the Fire Service was called to remove them from their vehicles.
Cavan Garda Station can be contacted on (049) 4331300.
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