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Three die under BMTC buses’ wheels

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: The city’s roads claimed more lives, three of who were crushed under the wheels of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses.

A 70-year-old unidentified woman died on the spot when she was hit by a bus on the Marathahalli Main Road in front of the Ramagondanahalli bus stand around 9.30 p.m. on Friday, the Whitefield traffic police said. In the second accident, Swamy (30), who ran a grocery, died similarly while crossing the road in Koramangala around 10.30 p.m. on Friday, the Audgodi traffic police said. Vijaykumar (38), a mechanic, was riding his motorcycle when he was rammed by a bus on Kurubarahalli Main Road around 7.30 a.m. on Saturday. The victim was a resident of Kurubarahalli 16th Main.

In another accident on Saturday, which occurred near the Ashoknagar traffic light on Hosur Road, Pradeep (28) of Austin Town suffered fatal head injuries when the motorcycle he was riding pillion on hit a parked two-wheeler.

The driver Jagannath, however, escaped unhurt.

Gas leak

Three persons of a family were injured when leakage from a LPG cylinder set fire to their house in Krishnappa Layout near Subbarayanapalya on Saturday morning.

The Banaswadi police gave the names of the injured as Raju, his wife, Gajalakshmi, and their relative, Shivashankar. Ms. Gajalakshmi forgot to turn off the regulator on Friday night, resulting in the gas leak.

When she switched on the kitchen light the following morning, the electrical spark ignited the gas. The explosion damaged a few windows, doors and walls of the house.

NGO raided

The Upparpet police on Saturday raided a NGO Karnataka Manava Hakkugala Parishad (Karnataka Human Rights Council) for allegedly cheating the public. The raid follows a complaint filed by Priyanka of Nandini Layout, who famously disrupted a wedding ceremony saying the groom had jilted her. The police raided the NGO and arrested Sathish, brother of council president Vivekananda, who is said to be absconding. Some documents were seized from the premises.

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