Chitradurga/UNI: Five passengers, including two children, who were heading towards Bengaluru from Vijayappura in a private bus are feared to char to death when it caught fire near KR Halli in Hiryur taluk in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Police said the private bus was said to be carrying 32 passengers when it caught fire on National Highway 4 at KR Halli in Hiriyur taluk of the district. Among the dead are two children and a woman.
The bus is said to have caught fire after it developed some engine trouble.
Hiriyur SP Radhika visited the site of the accident.
27 persons have been injured. They are undergoing treatment in a general hospital in Hiryur town.
Hiriyur Police have registered a case in this regard and further investigations are on.