The sleeper coach had 29 people on board. The driver is absconding after the tragedy.
This is the third instance in 6 months that a bus from Bangalore caught fire
This is the third such incident in the last six months in which a bus from Karnataka met such a tragedy. In October, 45 people were charred when a Volvo bus travelling from Bangalore to Hyderabad caught fire after hitting a divider on the national highway in Mahbubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh.
[Read: Volvo bus catches fire in Andhra]
In November, seven persons were killed while 40 were injured after a Mumbai-bound bus from Bangalore burst into flames.