One person was killed and 11 were injured when a BMTC bus hit a pillar of a skywalk near Tin Factory under K.R Puram police station limits in the early hours of Tuesday.

Officials said the accident occurred when the driver tried to avoid knocking down a two-wheeler that was trying to overtake the bus from the left.

The deceased, Quttubuddin Molla (22), a passenger, was working in a sari embroidery unit in Avalahalli. The driver Ravindra Reddy (26) sustained injuries on his legs, while passengers Subbanna Rao and Rajashekhara Reddy suffered serious injuries.

The other injured passengers and the rider of the two-wheeler were admitted to hospitals in the city.

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