VIDEO - Coach carrying school kids bursts into flames on M6

A hero driver pulled onto the hard shoulder and helped evacuate the terrified pupils and staff who scrambled to safety moments before the coach exploded into a fireball.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 2:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 3:33 pm
The coach burst into flames on the M6

Dramatic pictures show The Green Bus engulfed in flames on the M6 at 3.40pm on Monday (23/5).

Traffic was brought to a standstill on the northbound carriageway at junction 3A near Birmingham and three of the four lanes remained closed until 7.30pm.

The quick-thinking Eavesway Travel of Wigan driver loaded the school onto his coach and took them to a nearby museum where a replacement bus picked them up.

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The coach burst into flames on the M6
The coach burst into flames on the M6