Men tried to set bus driver on fire

Horror as men dowsed driver with petrol before fleeing when match would not light

17 October 2011

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A BUS driver has escaped with his life after two men tried to set him on fire.

The young men came on to the bus and threw petrol around before throwing a lighted match on it.

The driver quickly put out the flames but when he jumped out of the bus he slipped on the pool of petrol and the men emptied their can on him as he lay on the ground.

Then they tried to light another match but could not get it to light before they fled.

The incident happened in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, where there have been regular problems at the border with the neighbouring suburb of Asnières.

The bus driver was only slightly injured.

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