Two dead as Air­port bus ploughs into two pedes­tri­ans at in­ter­sec­tion

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TWO men are dead after be­ing hit by a bus while crossing a road.

The men were on the in­ter­sec­tion between Wylie and Puhinui Rds in Pa­p­a­toe­toe, south of Auck­land, when they were hit by a Metro Air­port bus at about 7pm yes­ter­day.

Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Pete Marr said the men were lo­cals, and ap­peared to have been crossing the road.

Sev­eral di­ver­sions had been put in place while in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­ducted, how­ever the bod­ies of the two de­ceased had been re­moved from the scene.

Pa­tri­cia Poki lives op­po­site the in­ter­sec­tion on Puhinui Rd and said ev­ery­one in her lounge, in­clud­ing a guest, had full view of the ac­ci­dent as it hap­pened.

Her friend was so in­con­solable after the crash, she sent him home.

Wylie Rd res­i­dent Kushal Kavita said her fam­ily had been scared to ne­go­ti­ate the in­ter­sec­tion since its lights and crossing gear lost power yes­ter­day morn­ing.

‘‘Even in a car it’s re­ally scary for us, it’s re­ally dark.’’

The Se­ri­ous Crash Unit was last night in­ves­ti­gat­ing

The crash scene in Pa­p­a­toe­toe last night.

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