A five-year-old girl was killed and three others injured when a BMTC bus collided with an autorickshaw while trying to overtake it in around 9.45 p.m. at the Okalipuram bridge on Tuesday.

Aishwarya, along with her mother Sheela (29), grandmother Marathamma (55) and youngster sister Priyanka (3) had gone to Magadi to visit their relatives. The family was returning in the autorickshaw being driven by the father. The accident happened when a speeding BMTC bus overtaking the autorickshaw, grazed it. The autorickshaw toppled over and Aishwarya received severe head injuries, dying on way to hospital.

The injured Priyanka, Sheila and Marathamma was being treated at a city hospital, said the Malleswaram traffic police, who arrested the bus driver.

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