Local police have already arrested the bus driver responsible for the arson. All passengers made it out without injuries, but several of them have been sent to hospital due to inhaling smoke from the fire.
An Italian bus driver of Senegalese origin attempted to set a bus with 51 people, mostly children and their parents, on fire in Milan on 20 March, RaiNews24 reported. The man reportedly changed the bus’s course, which was taking school children home in Crema after outdoor activities, then announced that he wanted to kill himself to “stop deaths in the Mediterranean Sea” and proceeded to threaten passengers with a knife.
Appicca fuoco su un bus con scolaresca a bordo, fermato. L'uomo ha sparso del combustibile sui sedili e nel corridoio dell'autobus. Poi ha appiccato il fuoco. Salvini: "Perché guidava un pullman per trasportare ragazzini"? → https://t.co/LT32WZniSQ pic.twitter.com/AVEghCoM2p
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