Passengers evacuated from bus
Passengers were asked to evacuate a No 31 bus at Iklin this afternoon after the engine was seen belching thick smoke from its engine compartment.
The incident happened on the Birkirkara Bypass. The bus - a relatively old one which was also used in the old bus service - had stopped at a bus stop when the incident happned.
People on the scene said there was a strong smell of burning but no fire.
The bus was heading for Bugibba.