Seoul, South Korea.
A Seoul city bus running on compressed natural gas exploded into flames around 4.55 p.m yesterday near Haengdang station in Seongdong district, eastern Seoul, causing injuries to 17 passengers and pedestrians.
Police and fire officials speculate that one of the seven gas tanks in the bus exploded due to the heat wave.
A female passenger, 27, who was sitting right above the gas tank that exploded, lost both her feet. Twelve bus passengers and five pedestrians were among those injured. Cars that were driving near the bus at the time of the explosion were also damaged.
“I heard an explosive blast and saw smoke shooting from the bus,” said a witness, surnamed Son. “I saw a woman with a serious injury to her ankle and the driver, who was covered in debris and walked out of the bus.”
Other witnesses added that windows of nearby building
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