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VIDEO: Children have been describing how they escaped from a blazing bus in Sussex. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
VIDEO: Dramatic pictures of the coach fire in Sussex. Although the vehicle was filled with smoke, no one was seriously injured.
VIDEO: Around 60 passengers, including many children, had to abandon a bus after a major fire on board. Two children were taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. We have interviews with passengers.
Around 60 passengers, including many children, had to abandon a bus after a major fire on board. Two children were taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. These are the latest pictures from the scene.
Statement from the Heritage company after coach fire: "We can confirm that unfortunately today one of our coaches suffered from an engine fire. Our vehicle was travelling from Storrington and was on route to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
The coach stopped on the A29 Bury Hill near to the White ways Lodge Roundabout. Our driver instigated the evacuation of our passengers safely as per our company training policy into the close by White Ways Cafe. The emergency services were contacted whilst our driver tackled the fire.
Our driver carried out his duties as you would expect. Initial reports indicate today's fire was caused by an electrical fault. There will be a full investigation. We sincerely apologise to our passengers and their families.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are reporting that three children have now been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire on a bus. The blaze broke out at 8.45am near the Whiteways Lodge Roundabout in Arundel. The coach was carrying around 60 people, including many children.
Two children have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out on a bus in Sussex. The blaze broke out at 8.45am whilst the coach was travelling on London Road near the Whiteways Lodge Roundabout in Arundel. The coach was carrying around 60 people, including many children.
Two children have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Everyone else on board the coach is safe and well and are all on board another coach. Sussex Police say the coach has no been removed and traffic is starting to clear. The fire was caught on video by a passer-by.
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Three children are in hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on a bus on a school trip.