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Blueline menace returns; newly-married man killed, 11 injured

A 26-year-old man, who got married just a month ago, was killed and 11 others including his wife were injured on Sunday when a speeding blueline bus mowed them down near the inter-state bus terminus in north Delhi.



New Delhi: A 26-year-old man, who got married
just a month ago, was killed and 11 others including his wife
were injured on Sunday when a speeding blueline bus mowed them
down near the inter-state bus terminus in north Delhi.

Police said the incident occurred when the bus, running
on route number 221, was descending from a flyover near the
ISBT Kashmere Gate and rammed into the people standing there
at around 5.40 am.

The injured were rushed to Sushruta Trauma Centre, Bara
Hindu Rao Hospital and Lok Nayak Hospital.

Pyara Singh, who along with his wife Harjeet Kaur (22)
was waiting for a bus, was killed in the accident. The couple,
which was going to Kaur`s parents` place in Sirsa in Haryana
from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, had just de-boarded an
inter-state bus.

"The blueline bus hit a footpath before crashing into
several persons standing nearby," a senior police officer
said.

The driver of the bus managed to flee the spot
immediately. A case of causing death due to negligence had
been registered at the Kashmere Gate Police Station, the
official said.

Under a phase-out plan, almost all blueline buses, which
had gained notoriety in the city over their involvement in
frequent mishaps, have been taken off roads by the Delhi
government. But a few hundred buses were allowed to run after
they moved court arguing that their permits are yet to expire.

PTI

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