M5 coach fire

An investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire which gutted part of the coach carrying the Ospreys rugby team in Swansea on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

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Delays on M5 after fire on rugby team's coach

The coach was carrying the Worcester Warriors to their match against the Ospreys. Credit: @jtderbylad

All staff and players on board a Worcester Warriors coach are said to be safe and well after it caught fire on the M5 near Bristol.

It's not yet known how the fire started, but it's been causing significant tailbacks southbound between junctions 14 & 15 close to Thornbury.

The Premiership rugby team will now play Ospreys later than scheduled at 4.30pm.

The fire brought traffic to a stand still. Credit: @JRBtrip

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