An MTC bus carrying over 30 passengers ran amok on Santhome High Road, killing an oncoming motorist and injuring five others on Thursday morning. Police said reckless driving was the cause of the accident. The mishap took place at 11.30 a.m., a few metres from Light House, home to half a dozen schools.

The bus (route number 6A, Besant Nagar to Tolgate) was heading to Kamarajar Salai.

“I was crossing the road and stopped immediately at the sight of the speeding bus overtaking another vehicle. Within seconds the bus hit three motorcyclists with a loud noise and came to a halt,” S. Hemavathi, a resident of Nochi Nagar nearby told The Hindu .

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