The incident occurred in Jilin City on Wednesday (5th March 2014) and at the time the bus was carrying 43 people. The cause of the fire has not been established and investigations are continuing to ascertain what started the fatal blaze.
The fire service was called at 07:05 hrs to reports of a vehicle on fire and on arrival found a bus belonging to the Fukang Wood Company involved in fire.
Yesterday’s incident occurred on the day China began its National People’s Congress in Beijing.
In a similar incident last week, a bus caught fire in Guizhou province which killed six people and injured 35 others. In this incident Police detained a man suspected of arson in connection with the incident. It was reported that he set the fire because he suspected his wife of infidelity.