Minibus Fire: Seven Hurt

Seven people have had to go to hospital after a minibus caught fire during the morning rush-hour in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Heart understands they were taken to the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, hospital suffering from burns to their hands and the effects of breathing in smoke.

The fire broke out while the minibus was in Parkway, Hitchin at 8.48am on Monday 9 September 2013.

East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "Five males and two females have been treated by four ambulance crews before they were all conveyed to hospital. There injuries are thought to be non life threatening."

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service believe the fire started accidentally.  Police were called in to manage traffic in the area.

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