Computers that spontaneously combust are old news, but when a whole bus inexplicably catches fire it catches our attention. Nanfang Daily reported that a shuttle bus on its way to Foshan from Panyu burst into flames on the highway, forcing the driver and thirty seven passengers to evacuate the vehicle. But mere fire wasn’t enough to stop the inferno bus: once the passengers and driver evacuated, the bus continued on its way towards Foshan for a full kilometer before finally burning out.
While the cause of the fire is still unknown, a seasoned bus driver surmised that the fire disabled the brakes, causing the bus to keep rolling on. Considering the bus fires earlier this year in Chengdu and Shenzhen, it seems like flammable transportation has become a new trend. The whole experience of a burning vehicle sounds like an equal mix of danger and intrigue: maybe it would make a good ride at Happy Valley?
Older bus fires on Shanghaiist:
Another reason not to ride the bus in Shanghai
At least three dead after Shanghai bus explosion
Why the Shanghai bus exploded (according to one Hong Kong tabloid with a fabulous graphic team)
Photo: Nanfang Daily