Home Cities Chennai Villupuram-Chennai bus with 49 onboard goes up in flames at Melmaruvathur A State government bus with 49 passengers aboard went up in flames on Wednesday morning allegedly due to a short circuit in the engine. Share Via Email Published: 22nd June 2017 11:52 AM | Last Updated: 22nd June 2017 11:52 AM | A+A A- Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download nowGet the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.