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Two killed in bus accidents

The fatal incidents took place within four hours in the city on Friday
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Our Special Correspondent   |   Calcutta   |   Published 28.03.21, 01:04 AM

A 39-year-old man was run over by the rear wheels of a bus and a 50-year-old woman died after being hit by a private bus. The two fatal accidents took place within four hours in the city on Friday.

At 7.05pm, Srinath Roy, who had taken a bus from central Calcutta, was getting off the vehicle in front of a garment store on Rabindra Sarani. Eyewitnesses have told officers of Posta police station that the bus driver was apparently in a hurry and started moving before the man could step down. Roy lost his balance and fell and one of the rear wheels of the bus ran over him, police said. The driver fled.

“He was rescued from underneath a rear wheel with multiple injuries,” cops said.

Roy was taken to RG Kar hospital where he was declared dead.

Around 2.50pm, a bus of the Karunamoyee Salt Lake-Howrah Station route knocked down Devi Shaw at the intersection of Pagaya Patty Road and MG Road, the police said.

Shaw was taken to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. She died at 6.30pm, the police said. The driver was arrested.



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