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Fire breaks out on coach in Merthyr Tydfil


Fire breaks out on bus in Merthyr Tydfil

Bus fireImage copyright Chris Hyde

A fire has broken out on a bus driving on the A470 in Merthyr Tydfil.

The vehicle was reported to be well alight but South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there were no reports of injuries.

The driver made the call to the fire service just after 07:50 GMT. There are no details at present of whether any passengers were on board.

Passer-by Chris Hyde, who witnessed the fire, said as far as he could see everyone in the area was fine.

BusImage copyright Gavin O'Connor
Image caption The aftermath of the fire

He said he was driving from the direction of Storey Arms past the Llwyn Onn reservoir when he first saw smoke.

"I could see the the start of a plume of smoke. The column got blacker the closer I became," he said.

"There was the bus sitting on the roundabout. No-one was in there as far as I could see. I think it was probably empty."

Merthyr Tydfil council said the bus was not serving any schools in its authority area and it was trying to identify the owner.


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