Passengers duck for cover after firework explodes inside double-decker bus

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This is the disturbing moment a boy set off a firework inside a bus just days after Halloween.

A video shared on Twitter shows the youngster in a school uniform lighting the firework on the top floor of a double-decker bus.

According to a man who posted the footage, the incident took place at 3.15pm on Wednesday in Gorleston, Norfolk.

The bus had been passing the James Paget Hospital at the time with 46 passengers on board.

A young little can be seen standing in the middle of the aisle, surrounded by other children, and lighting what appears to be a firework.

People then start screaming and leaping from their seats as sparks began to shoot out.

All passengers had to be evacuated due to the smoke, but fortunately no one was injured, Great Yarmouth Mercury reported.

Chris Speed, operations director at First Eastern Counties, said: ‘We experienced a serious incident when a firework was lit by schoolchildren on a bus in Gorleston.


‘Thankfully no injuries were sustained to any of our passengers or driver on board, but this mindless activity is very concerning.

‘We are working closely with the police to try and identify and apprehend the people involved.

‘The safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our priority at all times and if we experience any further incidents, we may need to cancel or divert services away from where the activity is taking place at that time.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Norfolk Police about the incident.

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