Bus over­turns in Alipur, 7 in­jured

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Seven peo­ple were in­jured when a pri­vate bus over­turned in outer Delhi’s Alipur on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Six pas­sen­gers were re­leased af­ter first-aid but one of them had to be ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous wounds, said po­lice.

The bus was head­ing from Am­rit­sar to Pa­tel Na­gar in cen­tral Delhi. Ac­cord­ing to Rishi Pal, DCP (Ro­hini), the ac­ci­dent oc­curred around 6 am when the bus was pass­ing through Bakhtawarpur in Alipur.

An eye­wit­ness told news chan­nels that a mo­tor­cy­cle sud­denly ap­pear­ing in front of the bus be­cause of which the driver lost con­trol . But the DCP said that the ac­ci­dent hap­pened be­cause the driver failed to ne­go­ti­ate a sharp turn on the road. “The bus over­turned across the di­vider, block­ing a por­tion on both car­riage­ways of the road,” said the DCP.

There were around 50 pas­sen­gers in the bus at the time of the ac­ci­dent and most of them were sleep­ing. While most of them got out through the win­dows and the bro­ken wind­shield in front, oth­ers were pulled out by lo­cals.

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