Youth Caught Between Bus, Pole; Killed

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SRINAGAR: In a tragic accident a student from Pattan was killed on Monday after hitting an electric pole while standing on the foot-board of a speeding bus.

 Twenty-seven year-old Muzaffar Ahmad Mir, a B.Ed student, had boarded a Tata minibus while heading for college from his native village Mamoosa, reports said.

Hanging out of the door of the over-loaded bus, Mir was seriously injured when the speeding vehicle smashed him against a pole on the roadside, they said.

Doctors at the sub-district hospital declared him brought dead.

The driver of the vehicle, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, turned himself over to the police.

Authorities have impounded his bus, and registered a case.

The police returned Mir’s body to the family after legal formalities.   

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