South Africa 11.11.2015 12:49 pm

UCT bus fire ‘deeply disturbing’

UCT Jammie Shuttle bus was set alight on Wednesday morning, November 11, 2015. PHOTO: eNCA.

UCT Jammie Shuttle bus was set alight on Wednesday morning, November 11, 2015. PHOTO: eNCA.

The UCT Jammie shuttle bus has allegedly been ‘petrol bombed’.

Exams will still continue after a Jammie Shuttle bus for students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday morning.

The service shuttles students to and from campus.

In a statement, UCT Media Liaison and Communications manager Patricia Lucas said: “One unoccupied Jammie Shuttle bus was set alight in the early hours of Wednesday, 11 November 2015, as it was stationary in the depot.”

Lucas said the Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze but the bus was destroyed, and nobody was injured.

“The Jammie Shuttle timetable has not been affected and buses are running as per the timetable. UCT is working with the SA Police Service to investigate this matter.

“UCT has offered support to any individuals that may have been affected by the incident. While this incident is deeply disturbing, exams are continuing,” she added.

 

 

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