The fire incident came amid calls to replace the M’Dina Bus company vehicles.
Rabat – A bus belonging to the M’dina bus company caught fire at midday at the intersection of Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni and Boulevard Anfa in Casablanca.
Firefighters brought the fire under control after a few minutes of intervention.
Africa Intelligence reported in January that efforts to replace Casablanca’s bus operator M’Dina Bus are getting bogged down.
In November, a video of a bus driver working for M’dina Bus went viral. The video shows the bus driver using his umbrella to protect himself from rain that was coming through a leak in the roof of the bus.
While the company has held a contract with Casablanca since 2004, due to “the poor condition of the city buses and the fact that the company did not comply with most of its investment program,” Casablanca will not renew the contract when it expires this year.