"The cause of the blaze is being investigated. "
Beijing, July 5 - As many as 29 people were wounded, including 24 severely, when a bus caught fire in Hangzhou in eastern China.

The fire broke out at around 5 p.m. Saturday when the bus was on the Qingchun road in the central part of Hangzhou, a capital of coastal Zhejiang Province, Xinhua reported.

Twenty-four of them were in serious condition, said the Hangzhou Health Bureau.

Bus passengers had to smash window glass to flee.

All the injured were rushed to three hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.

According to security guards and salesmen of a shop nearby, the fire broke out all of a sudden and the flames were huge.


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