On January 5, the Plus Jeden Deň tabloid reported that another Solaris bus burst into flames while transporting commuters through the capital.
Most disturbingly, the bus’s fire alarm never sounded.
"It wasn’t until I saw smoke that I told people to get off the bus," the driver told reporters.
After failing to fight the fire with two extinguishers, the driver called the city fire department, which extinguished it with high-pressure devices. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
Similar accidents have occurred involving the Solaris buses, which were made in Poland. Nonetheless, the city plans to run things as normal as it investigates the incident. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. Jan 2008 at 15:00