Video: School bus catches fire and explodes

Students in Iowa had to get out of a scary situation when their school bus caught fire and then exploded on the way home from school on Tuesday.

The incident happened in Des Moines, Iowa, on a bus filled with middle school students.

The bus was traveling through a neighborhood when students noticed that smoke was coming out of the steering wheel. The bus driver then pulled over, and the wood and fabric seats started to burn.

At that point, witnesses said, two students who weren't on the bus came and busted out the back door to allow the students to get off the back of the bus.

All 16 students made it off the bus safely.

A few minutes later, the flames spread and the bus exploded.

"People were screaming, ‘we're gonna die, we're gonna die!' one student said. "But we all came out fine."

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