Chaos on N1 as bus catches fire

A passenger bus has caught fire on the N1 highway near the William Nicol off-ramp in Johannesburg. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A passenger bus has caught on fire on the N1 near the William Nicol offramp in Johannesburg.

The bus -- which was full at the time of the incident -- was travelling from Cape Town to Zimbabwe.

According to Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minnaar, there are no casualties but some passengers have been treated for smoke inhalation.

READ: Two dead in Tshwane flooding

At this stage, the cause of the fire is unclear, but police are on the scene.All lanes on the N1 North and South have been closed. 

Traffic is currently being diverted from William Nicol past Witkoppen Road through to Rivonia to join N1 North.