One killed as BMTC bus hits pole

One killed as BMTC bus hits pole

Four people were killed in as many road accidents within a span of 12 hours during the intervening night of September 24 and September 25.

A passenger was killed and 12 were injured when a BMTC bus rammed the pole of a sky walk near Tin Factory, KR Puram, early Tuesday morning. The accident occurred as the driver of the bus on Hoskote-KR Market route tried to avoid hitting a speeding bike which overtook the bus from left.

Qutubuddin Mulla, 22, an embroidery artiste from West Bengal, seated in the front seat of the bus, was killed instantaneously. The front portion of the bus was completely shattered due to the impact of accident. Mulla was a resident of Avalur in Hoskote.

Ravindra Reddy, the driver of the bus, and Subba Rao, a passenger, sustained grievous injuries and the condition of Rao is said to be critical. Harish Kumar, a motorcyclist, escaped with minor injuries.

Mustafa Azam, 19, was killed on the spot after he lost control over his bike and crashed it into a road median near Kote Junction on National Highway-7 early Tuesday morning. His sister, who was riding pilion, has been admitted to a hospital.

In another accident, a mini lorry hit a bike on Doddaballapur main road late Monday night killing Bharath Kumar, 24, an employee with a private company. Kumar and his colleague Fredrick were returning home after finishing their work. Both were residents of Telecom Layout. Fredrick, who was riding pillion, has been hospitalised with grievous injuries.
 
A 61-year-old vegetable vendor was mowed down by a bike while he was crossing the road in Wilson Garden on Monday night. Arumugam, a resident of Hombegowda slum, Siddapura, was returning home when the accident occurred. He was rushed to Nimhans where he was declared brought dead. Syed Imtiaz, the bike rider, has been arrested.

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