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JUTC bus engulfed in smoke, passengers forced to evacuate

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 8:12 PM

Passengers on-board a Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus making its way from Spanish Town to Half-Way Tree were forced to flee the vehicle this morning after it became engulfed in smoke.

The bus was on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew when the incident occurred. 

JUTC's marketing and communications manager, Clinton Clarke says the smoke was caused by a mechanical issue with the brakes.

 

JUTC marketing and communications manager, Clinton Clarke

Today's incident follows a deadly crash involving a JUTC bus in downtown Kingston last week.

Days later a JUTC bus also crashed into a gully in Grants Pen, St Andrew.

Investigations into both incidents are continuing.