New Delhi : A speeding Blueline bus spun out of control here Saturday, killing a cyclist in his early 20s and injuring a teenager pedestrian, police said.
According to the police, the incident occurred at around 8.45 a.m. in Nangloi area, close to Sultanpuri in northwest Delhi. The dead man is yet to be identified.
"The cyclist was crushed under the bus wheels while a 16-year-old student, Manish, was also hit and suffered multiple fractures in his arms and legs, said Assistant Commissioner of Police Ravinder Kumar Dahiya.
The police had earlier described the dead man as a pedestrian.
Dahiya said the bus was plying on route 929 between Mubarakpur and Daryaganj. Its driver Dhani Lal has been arrested.
The latest killing by what are known as 'killer' Blueline buses is only expected to speed up their gradual withdrawal from the national capital, even ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
On Friday, in the first decisive step against the buses since they were introduced over a decade ago, the Delhi government cancelled the permits of 600 Bluelines. Many of these buses were found violating the law.
A Blueline bus July 1 ran over an 11-year-old school student who was going with his father on a scooter to show his sick dog to a vet.