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27.7.14

BUSMAKERS NEWS * India: Volvo's

* Andhra Pradesh - Govt may ask Volvo makers to put fuel tanks in centre to avoid mishaps

(Photo: Firefighters douse the fire that engulfed the private bus near Mahbubnagar) 
New Delhi,India -ZeeBis -July 27, 2014: -- In the backdrop of 52 people charring to death in accidents involving Volvo buses last year, the government may issue directives to manufacturers for minimising impact of such mishaps, including designing fuel tanks in centre and easily accessible emergency exits... The recommendations for change in bus designs has been given by a high-level panel probing two accidents involving Volvo buses last year... In the first accident at Mahbubnagar in Andhra Pradesh on October 30, 2013, 45 passengers were charred to death as a Volvo bus burst into flames after its fuel tank caught fire as the Hyderabad-bound bus from Bangalore hit against a culvert. The entire bus was engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes...

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