A Translux bus has just been consumed in flames on the corner of Hertzog Blvd and Adderley Street in the the Cape Town City centre. Following a loud explosion, the bus came to a halt and the driver came to investigate the sound which seems to have come from the left rear side of the bus close to the engine bay.
(picture courtesy of www.Stii.co.za)
Roughly two minutes after the sound was fist heard flames erupted at the base of the bus, causing a tyre to burst. It was at this point that passengers scattered acorss the intersection and police arrived on the scene.
The fire, which completely engulfed the bus kicked up a cloud of black smoke which swept across the Cape Town skyline.