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Narrow escape for 30 passengers as bus falls into creek in Mahkhurd

At 9.30 am on Sunday, the bus was passing the octroi post in Mankhurd when the driver and the cleaner got into an argument.

By: Express News Service | Published: August 4, 2014 12:31:26 pm

The passengers of a Borivali-bound bus had a scare Sunday when the vehicle fell into a creek in Mankhurd after the driver lost control. The police said none of the passengers was injured. According to the police, the bus had left Bangalore on Saturday with 30 passengers.

At 9.30 am on Sunday, the bus was passing the octroi post in Mankhurd when the driver, Lokesh Y (43), and the cleaner, Satish(36), got into an argument. “They disagreed over where to drop the passengers enroute. Their argument escalated and the two began to assault each other. Lokesh then lost control and rammed the bus into the divider. The bus crossed into the opposite carriageway and fell into the creek,” said B G Chavan, assistant inspector, Mankhurd police station. He said the bus fell 5 feet into the creek but did not plunge further. “All passengers were safely rescued,” he said. Lokesh and Satish were arrested.

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