47-year-old bus driver, Senegalese/Italian Ousseynou Sy, today, tried to allegedly set a bus with 51 people on fire.

According to reports, his reason was to end his life

 “stop deaths in the Mediterranean Sea” and proceeded to threaten passengers with a knife”

The driver allegedly poured gasoline inside the bus and lit it. However, police managed to rescue the passengers through the windows and the back door.

Is believed the bus was full of school kids and their parents. Thankfully, one of the children managed to raise alarm, this let to the police and emergency services rescuing them.

 About 12 people have been rushed to the hospital…

 

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