Three buses catch fire in one day in Rome

ROME – Fear and anger have been provoked after three public transport buses caught fire on the same day in Rome, reports Il fatto quotidiano.

 Late on Monday morning a vehicle that had been in service for more than 15 years went up in flames on viale Regina Margherita. A few hours later in the afternoon two more buses suffered the same fate, one in Piazza Sisto V with five passengers on board. Luckily, the moment the smoke was noticed the driver ushered the people off the bus. The third incident took place in viale Pretoriano.

 This has become an unwelcome common occurrence in recent times in the capital, as Corriere della Sera reports that 145 buses have caught fire in the last four years in Rome.