Double decker coach burns down in Germany

  • 2014-01-27
  • From wire reports, RIGA

 A double decker coach has burned down in Germany, reports say.

The Ecolines double-decker bus traveling from Riga to Paris burned to the ground near the town of Bad Oeynhausen at 10 a.m on Jan. 26. No one was injured in the incident..

The driver noticed flames rising and pulled over and immediately evacuated the bus. Passengers managed to grab their belongings before the bus was fully engulfed in flames.

Due to the accident, traffic was temporarily closed in the direction of Dortmund, resulting in long lines of cars.

According to photos taken at the scene, the bus has burned down completely. The reason behind the accident remains unknown.

Ecolines" has confirmed that its bus has burned down on the way to Paris. The company also informs that all passengers have already been taken to their destinations.

When the accident happened, the company's main focus was taking of its passengers and crew. Therefore Ecolines is currently only in the process of estimating its losses.