A major tragedy was averted after a school van -carrying around 10 children -caught fire. The driver and others showing great presence of mind, safely evacuated all the students from the van.

The incident occurred in 2016 while the van filling the fuel from a petrol pump, near Alwar, Rajasthan.

A few local residents managed to pacify the frightened children, who were between the ages 5 and 10.

They also helped the driver alert their parents, who rushed to the spot.

According to a witness, the parents were relieved on seeing their children safe.