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Bus loaded with farm workers catches fire in Abbotsford

A school bus filled with farmworkers caught fire on Highway 1 in Abbotsford near the Mt. Lehman exit on Monday morning. Nobody was injured.  - Photo courtesy of CTV
A school bus filled with farmworkers caught fire on Highway 1 in Abbotsford near the Mt. Lehman exit on Monday morning. Nobody was injured.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of CTV

The operator of a school bus that caught fire Monday morning in Abbotsford has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Charges include having no insurance and failing to complete a pre-vehicle inspection, according to the RCMP's Fraser Valley Traffic Services.

The bus was filled with 48 farm workers and was heading east on Highway 1 near the Mt. Lehman exit when its engine caught on fire at about 8 a.m.

All the workers were safely evacuated from the vehicle.

 

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