An original translation by C.B.
An RATP bus was firebombed on Saturday around 8:15 PM on Berthier Blvd. in the 17th district of Paris. It was an articulated bus that circulates on line PC3. According to witnesses who were questioned on the spot, and police, the disaster would have been caused by a petard (detonator) of July 14th (Bastille Day) or a molotov cocktail thrown against the bus
There were no casualties among the 50 passengers present on board so far. According to RATP, the driver was a good professional who himself evacuated the passengers. He was lightly wounded in the operation.
An investigation is now in progress and no avenue of investigation will be ignored. According to a witness at the scene, a “petard” (detonator) was drawn on the back of the bus”, and this would have immediately ignited the fire. In the early hours of July 14th (the national holiday) the question of fireworks worried the police force.
VIDEO: A BUS IN FLAMES IN FULL VIEW IN PARIS
The fire released a very impressive plume of smoke that could be seen over Paris which the reporter, Stephane Bern, didn’t fail to capture.