Manila-bound bus burns on NLEX

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HOT WHEELS. A Manila-bound Santrans bus catches fire on NLEX Friday, Feb. 15, 2013,. No one was hurt in the incident. JODEE AGONCILLO Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—A Santrans Bus headed for Manila caught fire and was completely gutted Friday on the North Luzon Expressway in Marilao, Bulacan.

Bus conductor Joel Gumafelix said no one among the bus’ 60 passengers was hurt as driver Romulo Bancolita ordered them to immediately get off the bus. The Santrans bus had a seating capacity of 58.

The incident happened at 6:30 a.m.

Gumafelix said he calmed the passengers down by telling them not to worry as the bus used diesel fuel.

Bancolita told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that when he smelled something burning and felt heat coming from below his feet, he jumped outside the window and tried to disconnect the battery from the engine but fire suddenly broke out.

According to Senior Fire Officer 3 Vicente Serafin the bus was to be towed as soon as possible.

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  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    another buses/trucks coming from St irene port i would say!!!!

  • NoWorryBHappy

    That bus must have been a knock off made in China and smuggled thru Port Irene in Sta Ana, Cagayan. The Enrile political dynasty must realize by now that smuggling is bad, criminal and murderous.

    • pubringjuandelacruz

      crooks usually don’t pay attention to someone else’s lives. as long as they are happy they will always use selfishness as one of their most trusted trait.

    • D L

      You should realize those buses use surplus japanese engines and transmission, the rest is assembled in the philippines using mostly made in china parts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRLFHB4ZOMCNGDUJ2ZINRV7DAQ Juan

    one of the death bus of edsa. bulok bulok na mga ordinary bus unit ng santrance, pambiyahe nga ng gulay sa probinsiya mas maayos pa diyan.

  • Horst Manure

    A genuine fake?

  • bogli_anakdami

    dapat batakin yan dito sa aking talyer… konting welding lang yan, pwede na namang pang-biyaheng norte…  bigyan lang ng diskwento (2 pesos) ang bawat pasahero next trip…

    sayang din di ba?

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