Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wipro bus mishap

Angry public set bus on fire

Staff Reporter

— Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Mob fury: The bus which was burnt down by an angry mob after it ran over a woman on Hosur Road in Bangalore on Tuesday.

Bangalore: Angry residents set a private bus on fire after it killed a pedestrian near Singasandra on Bangalore-Hosur Road on Tuesday night.

According to the police, the bus was ferrying employees of Wipro from Electronics City to their houses in the city. Around 7.45 p.m., the driver of the bus reportedly lost control over the vehicle and hit a woman who was crossing the road. She died on the spot.

Case registered

The onlookers soon began to gather at the spot. Fearing an attack, the driver ran away. People then asked the 30-odd Wipro employees in the bus to get down.

They later set the vehicle on fire. Two fire tenders were rushed to spot to extinguish the fire.

The Madiwala traffic police have registered a case and are making efforts to identify the victim. The police are yet to get in touch with the private bus operator to get the details about the driver.

Traffic disrupted

The traffic on one side of the busy Hosur Road was disrupted for nearly an hour. The traffic was diverted for sometime on the service road.

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