A coach burst into flames on the A2 but the driver escaped unhurt.

Fire crews were called to tackle the fireball at section three of the A2 coastbound sliproad to the M25 at 10.15am today (April 9).

Luckily, the driver - who was the only person on board at the time of the incident - escaped before his coach was engulfed by flames.

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Picture by Kent Fire and Rescue Service

The blaze, which destroyed the vehicle, is believed to have started in the engine and spread to the body of the coach.

The slip road to the M25 was closed and traffic is queueing from Dartford Heath out past the M25 towards Bean.

The fire has now been fully extinguished, though the road remains closed while the coach awaits recovery.