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.

The coach burst into flames on the M6
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.

The coach burst into flames on the M6

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The coach burst into flames on the M6