Rome electric mini-bus had only been in service for 10 days.
An electric mini-bus belonging to Rome transport company ATAC caught fire while in service in the city centre at around 07.30 on 23 May.
After noticing that the back of the vehicle had caught fire, the bus driver immediately evacuated the passengers. He then battled the fire which was put out by firefighters.
The incident took place on Via Sistina, near the junction with Via Francesco Crispi, and there are no reports of injuries.
It is the latest ATAC bus to burst into flames on Rome's streets but the incident will prove more embarrassing than usual for the city as the electric vehicle had only been in service for 10 days.
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