Greek bus gets 'struck by lightning, burned into ground' by Turkey-Greece border
A Greek intercity bus plying a route in northeastern Greece near the border with Turkey has been struck by lightning and burned to the ground, the Associated Press reported, citing one country’s fire service.
The long-distance KTEL bus was hit by a lightning outside the village of Monastiraki, located near the Greek-Turkish border, in the regional unit of Evros.
Greek media reported the bus was travellng from Alexandroupolis to Orestiada when it was hit by a lightning bolt.
There were no injuries as the driver reacted quickly and all passengers disembarked safely before the bus was consumed by flames, Kathimerini reported.
Eighteen firemen were dispatched to put out the fire, the report said.