Fire has gutted a shuttle bus belonging to the State owned Lilongwe Handling Company(LIHACO) at the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in the capital Lilongwe.
The incident happened Wednesday at around 8 o’clock in the evening.
Senior officials, at Lilongwe Handling Company, have confirmed about the incident .
There have been no reports of any injuries. All passengers and their luggage were quickly transferred to a replacement bus.
According to Nyasa Times sources, who did not want to be named because they are not official spokespersons of the company, the bus caught fire when the driver wanted to pick passengers from the private plane.
“But after noticing the strange smell , the driver sped off from the apron, to check, this is when he saw smoke engulfing the bus,” said our source.
According to the information that we have, the two buses which Lilongwe Handling company was using were old.
The buses were bought in 2002.Currently the board on Monday had a meeting where they resolved to dispose off the buses and buy the new ones.