ALSO READPunjab National Bank third-quarter net profit surges; bad loans stable Punjab National Bank Q3 net profit surges; bad loans stable Punjab Chemicals & Crop Protection to hold board meeting Punjab Alkalies & Chemicals announces change in directorate Punjab Communications announces cessation of director
Three passengers were burnt alive and 20 others injured when a private bus caught fire near Rampura Phul town in south-west Punjab on Saturday evening, police said.
The injured were rushed to hospitals in Rampura Phul and Bathinda, police said.
The high casualties occurred due to the fact that it was an air-conditioned bus and the passengers were trapped inside for some time after the fire broke out.
Police said the cause of the fire bus was being ascertained.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)