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CRPF Bus Catches Fire,Occupants escape unhurt

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bus on its way to Jammu from Srinagar caught fire in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, officials reported. The incident occurred in the afternoon near Battery Chashma on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

Fortunately, all occupants of the bus managed to escape unhurt. The fire was quickly brought under control, ensuring that no injuries were sustained by the CRPF personnel onboard. This swift response prevented a potentially tragic outcome.

Preliminary investigations have pointed to a technical snag as the cause of the fire. Specifically, it is believed that a short circuit in the engine wiring led to the blaze. The exact details of the malfunction are still under examination by the authorities.

Ramban SHO Vijay Kotwal confirmed the initial findings regarding the short circuit. He reassured the public that the CRPF personnel were unharmed and emphasized the importance of ongoing safety measures during such incidents.

The bus, which was part of a larger CRPF convoy, did suffer some damage due to the fire. However, the extent of the damage is yet to be fully assessed. The quick actions of the bus occupants and emergency responders helped minimize the potential losses.

This incident highlights the importance of rigorous maintenance and regular checks on vehicles used in such convoys. Ensuring the reliability of these vehicles is crucial, given the challenging terrain and strategic importance of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

Officials are likely to conduct a thorough investigation to prevent similar occurrences in the future. Lessons learned from this incident will be vital in enhancing the safety protocols for CRPF convoys operating in the region.

Overall, the incident underscores the resilience and preparedness of the CRPF personnel and local authorities. Their ability to handle emergencies effectively is a testament to their training and coordination, ensuring the safety of all involved.

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