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Blueline hits autorickshaws, four injured

Four people have been injured in New Delhi when a blueline bus rammed into two autorickshaws and a cycle, say police.

delhi Updated: Apr 09, 2008 22:49 IST

Four persons have been injured in the national capital on Wednesday night when a blueline bus rammed into two autorickshaws and a cycle, police said.

The bus, plying between Tara Apartments and Central Secretariat, first rammed into an autorickshaw parked near a gas agency in Nehru Place of south Delhi and then to another before hitting a cyclist.

The cyclist came under one of the autorickshaws and suffered serious injuries, they said.

The identity of the injured, who were rushed to a nearby hospital, were not immediately ascertained, they said.

The driver of the bus fled the scene.

A case has been registered and investigations are on to nab the driver, police said.

So far, blueline buses, which has earned notoriety due to high rate of accidents, have so far claimed 21 lives in the capital this year.

Last year, bluelines claimed 128 lives in the National Capital Region, prompting police to crack whip on erring drivers.

In 2006, 109 people lost their lives in accidents involving buses.

The Bluelines were involved in 376 accidents last year as compared to 371 in 2006.