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Three injured in Blueline accidents

Three people have been injured in two separate accidents involving Blueline bus in the Capital.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
March 17, 2009 11:48:52 pm

Three people have been injured in two separate accidents involving Blueline bus in the Capital.

A 20-year-old man suffered grievous injuries after falling from a Blueline bus in Andrews Ganj,South Delhi.

The incident occurred around 2.30 pm. The police said Kaushal Yadav was trying to board a bus plying on route no. 442 near the Andrews Ganj flyover when the driver accelerated and he fell off. His right foot came under the wheels of the bus.

Yadav,a resident of Janakpuri,works with a NGO. He was admitted to hospital where he is recuperating.

The bus involved in the accident and some other buses coming behind it were damaged by an angry mob. The mob also held up traffic on the Ring Road. Dharam Pal,a passenger,said: “The Blueline buses have killed so many people and nothing is being done to replace them. The public will have to take steps if the government doesn’t do anything.”

A case has been registered against the driver who escaped from the spot after the incident and is still absconding. “We are searching for the driver. The bus has been confiscated,” a police officer said.

In the other incident,two people were injured after being hit by a Blueline bus in the Sultanpur area of Northwest Delhi on Sunday night.

The incident occurred around 11 pm when Arif (35) was returning from a function with his nephew Raja (17). The police said a bus plying on route no. 966 (Nizamuddin to Nangloi) hit their motorcycle from behind. Arif and Raja fell down and were injured and had to be taken to hospital.

The bus driver managed to flee the spot. Angry locals damaged the bus and tried to set it on fire but the police came and took the situation under control. A case has been registered in this regard and further investigations are on.

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