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Metrobus bursts into flames following horror crash in West Sussex


Up to 20 people are rescued from a Metrobus that burst into flames following a horror crash ‘with undertaking car’ in West Sussex

  • A Metrobus burst into flames on the A24 sliproad in Ashington, West Sussex 
  • West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended the fire at 4.20pm today
  • No one is believed to have been seriously injured
  • A shocking video shows the bus to be completely gutted from the inside 

Firefighters rescued up to 20 people when a Metrobus caught fire after a crash with an ‘undertaking car’ in West Sussex this afternoon. 

The incident on the A24 Southbound slip road in Ashington was reported at 4.20pm.

The bus blaze was captured in a shocking video posted on Twitter as the fire service worked to extinguish the huge flames tearing through the vehicle. 

A firefighter can then be seen putting out the last of the flames.

A Metrobus burst into flames after a crash with an 'undertaking car' on the A24 in Ashington, West Sussex

A Metrobus burst into flames after a crash with an ‘undertaking car’ on the A24 in Ashington, West Sussex

The bus appeared completely gutted after West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the flames

The bus appeared completely gutted after West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the flames 

Only the shell of the bus remains, as it appears completely gutted with the windows and doors smashed in. 

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, police and ambulances attended after the vehicle caught fire. 

It is believed that there were only a few injuries. 

It is believed there are only a few injuries

It is believed there are only a few injuries

The incident was reported at 4.20pm

The incident was reported at 4.20pm

Eddie Mitchell, who posted the video on Twitter, said: 'Amazing swift work by our great emergency services, all persons safe !!!!!'

Eddie Mitchell, who posted the video on Twitter, said: ‘Amazing swift work by our great emergency services, all persons safe !!!!!’

The road was closed after the blaze

The road was closed after the blaze

The doors and windows of the bus were completely destroyed and it was gutted from the inside

The doors and windows of the bus were completely destroyed and it was gutted from the inside

Eddie Mitchell, who posted the video on Twitter, said: ‘Amazing swift work by our great emergency services, all persons safe !!!!!’ 

The road remains closed as of 5pm, according to Inrix traffic monitoring service.

It said: ‘A24 Southbound exit slip road closed due to coach fire at B2133. Note change of location.’

Metrobus runs local bus services across Surrey, Kent and Sussex.  

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