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Out-of-control bus hits vehicles on Secunderabad street;1 dead

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

In a horrific incident, an out-of-control city bus rammed into pedestrians and vehicles on a street in killing one person and injuring three others, police said Sunday.

The incident occurred Saturday (January 12) evening when the of an Road Transport Corporation (RTC) bus lost his control over the vehicle, apparently due to brake failure, they said.

As a result, the bus jumped the lane and crossed over to other side of the road median where it hit two cars, a two-wheeler and an auto-rickshaw before knocking down at least five others, including a and a woman, before ramming into a metro rail pillar.

CH Saidulu said an unidentified person was killed and three others, including a woman, were injured in the incident.

The bus was arrested on a complaint lodged by one of the injured persons, he said.

CCTV footage shows the bus hitting a car and other vehicles, and panic-struck people running helter-skelter.

The claimed that the bus didn't come to halth though he applied brakes, police said.

However, RTC officials, who conducted initial verification of the bus, stated that the vehicle was in good condition.

A would look into the matter to ascertain the exact cause of the incident, the police official said.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:30 IST