A bus carrying Australian tourists to the Gallipoli Anzac Day service burst into flames

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A bus carrying Australian and New Zealand tourists travelling to the Anzac Day dawn service at Gallipoli burst into flames.

The 45 passengers were travelling north from Izmir on Turkey’s west coast when smoke started billowing from the engine of the bus.

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The fire destroyed the vehicle and the passengers’ belongings, but no one was hurt.

Nine reports the group was later transferred to a nearby hotel and given clothes and blankets before boarding another bus to the service.

Authorities were expecting around 1,200 people at the dawn service on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.

This year marks 103 years since Australians fought at Anzac Cove.

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