Bus with 59 schoolchildren bursts into flames (photos, video)

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– A bus with 59 school children and 7 teachers burst into flames on a motorway near Coleshill, Warwickshire

– A hero bus driver helped the youngsters to safety during the terrifying incident 

Fifty-nine children and seven teachers miraculously escaped death after their schoolbus caught fire on the side of a busy motorway near Coleshill, Warwickshire, on Monday.

Paul Bingham, pictured, and the blazing bus he helped rescue children from

Paul Bingham, pictured, and the blazing bus he helped rescue children from

British media have praised a driver of another bus who spotted the fire and evacuated the young students from a burning vehicle moments before it was engulfed in flames and was completely destroyed.

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Soon ambulance and paramedics arrived to the scene – five girls were taken to hospital, other children and the driver were treated for smoke inhalation.

Quick-thinking driver Paul Bingham, 44, recalled the incident: “I had just left Corley services. I was probably about 400 yards behind the incident and some of the kids had got off by then.

I noticed a few flames coming from underneath the rear end from the engine so I pulled up on the hard shoulder. I had an empty coach so I said get them with me and away from their coach. 

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I just thought better one coach stopping than 30 or 40 cars. All I did was park my coach and said to the kids to sit down. There are much more heroic acts than that in life. I am just happy to do what I could to help them out.”

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