Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: Two children reportedly died after they came under the wheels of a private bus at Polali Dwara on the outskirts of the city, under Bajpe police limits, on Wednesday.

This accident follows the accident on Monday in which a mother and her daughter were run over by a private city bus. The police gave the names of the children as Prajwal (5) and his one-and-a-half-year-old sister Bhavani.

Their mother, Lakshmi (25), who is expecting her third child, was injured in the accident. She is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city.

The accident occurred at about 5.45 a.m. when the person who was driving the bus tried to reverse it. The police are yet to ascertain whether it was the driver or the cleaner who was driving the bus.

The victims were children of migrant labourers, originally from Shimoga, but who had settled down at Trasi near Gangoli in Udupi district. They were staying in a tent at Polali Dwara. A group of around 150 people, who gathered at the scene of the accident, threw stones at the bus damaging it. They were angered by the apparent delay in ambulances reaching the spot. The police have seized the bus. Efforts are on to arrest the person responsible for the accident, police said.

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