A woman was injured when the bus in which she was travelling caught fire outside Nelspruit yesterday morning, Mpumalanga police said.
Superintendent Benjamin Bhembe said the bus, travelling from Kabhokweni to Nelspruit, caught fire at about 7am.
"It is not clear what started the fire, but we suspect that the problem started with the brakes."
The driver claimed he heard something explode in the bus as he drove past some traffic lights, said Bhembe.
The driver stopped the bus and its occupants got off safely.
Only one passenger was injured. - Sapa