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1 killed,11 injured as Blueline bus runs into pavement

A 26-year-old newly wed man was killed and 11 persons,including his wife,were injured when a speeding Blueline bus ran into the pavement near a flyover in Kashmere Gate,North Delhi,on Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
May 9, 2011 1:40:47 am

A 26-year-old newly wed man was killed and 11 persons,including his wife,were injured when a speeding Blueline bus ran into the pavement near a flyover in Kashmere Gate,North Delhi,on Sunday.

The injured were rushed to the Sushruta Trauma Centre and the Bara Hindu Rao Hospital. Pyara Singh,a native of Saharanpur,was declared dead on arrival at Bara Hindu Rao.

According to police,Singh and his wife,Harjeet Kaur (22),along with a few others had got off an inter-state transport bus from Uttar Pradesh at the Anand Vihar ISBT. They then took another bus to Kashmere Gate ISBT and had got off on the footpath,minutes before the Blueline bus crashed into it.

The victims were waiting for conveyance at 5.40 am,when the Blueline bus (route 221) came down the flyover,police said. “It brushed the footpath and ran into several persons,” said a senior police officer.

The driver tried to flee with the bus,but crashed into a police Gypsy a few metres ahead. Police said a constable who was sitting in the vehicle fell unconscious due to the impact. “The driver then left the bus and fled,” the officer said. The bus has been impounded.

Police said the bus ran over Singh’s head,killing him on the spot. Singh and Kaur had married a month and a half ago and were reportedly headed for Sirsa,Haryana,to visit Kaur’s parents.

“We had only just alighted from the bus and were waiting for another one when the speeding bus ran into us,” said Gyano,who was injured in the accident. His sister Asha was also injured. Both are residents of Chunabhatti,Kishanganj. Gyano and Asha fell between the rear tyres of the bus and escaped with minor injuries.

“A case of causing death due to negligence has been registered at the Kashmere Gate police station. Efforts are on to nab the driver,” said I B Rani,Deputy Commissioner of Police (North).

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