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Bus driver threw the bomb bag

Read the story of the driver of state-owned transport bus whose alertness saved dozens of lives. Your experience

india Updated: Oct 30, 2005 14:00 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Casualties were averted in a bus in the Okhla area of south Delhi due to the alertness of passengers and the driver and the conductor who threw out the bag containing the explosives before it exploded.

The bus was travelling on the Outer Mudrika route when an unidentified man entered the bus from the Kalkaji Mandir stop.

Later a passenger saw an unclaimed bag under a seat and alerted the driver Kuldeep and the conductor Budh Prakash. The driver stopped the bus and on checking he found explosives inside it.

The driver and the conductor carried the bag outside the bus and threw it away which exploded immediately on landing.

The driver and the conductor received minor injuries and are being treated at AIIMS.

First Published: Oct 29, 2005 23:06 IST