11-year-old boy killed as PMT bus runs over

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Pune, Mar 12: A 11-year-old boy was crushed to death after a Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) bus ran over him here today.

According to police control room sources, the accident occurred when the boy, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was returning home from the school. Following the mishap, an irate mob of 400 people went on rampage and started pelting stones on PMT buses. In the stone-pelting incident, around 40 buses were damaged.

The estimate of the losses is yet to be ascertained, but it could be more than Rs 10 lakh, a Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) official said.

The police have registered a case against the bus driver, who is absconding after the incident.


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