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DTC bus runs over camel at ITO

POlice said the driver failed to spot the camel in the dark.

cities Updated: Aug 31, 2018 03:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The camel died on the spot after the DTC bus rammed it in the dark. (HT File Photo)

A camel died after a DTC bus rammed it on an unlit stretch of the Yamuna bridge at ITO in central Delhi in the early hours of Thursday.

Apart from the driver and the conductor, there were six passengers in the bus. They were unhurt, police said.

Police said they identified the camel’s owner, but have been unable to find him. “The camel was being reared in the Yamuna Pushta region. We suspect the owner let the animal roam free at night hoping it wouldn’t loiter far,” an officer said.

The accident happened around 1.30pm at the start of the bridge — the red DTC bus was carrying night passengers. “The camel was approaching from the Laxmi Nagar side. The driver said he failed to spot the camel in the dark. The camel collapsed on the spot and died,” the officer said.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 03:50 IST