Another death at the IGI Airport

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: A Ukrainian passenger was killed and three others were injured when a bus hired by an international airline hit them at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Sunday.

All four were rushed to the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre at Vasant Kunj in South-West Delhi.

While Mykhailo Bershadsky died on the way, another passenger Shambhu Prasad from Nepal was admitted to the hospital. His condition is said to be stable. The other two, a passenger and the bus assistant, who received minor injuries were discharged after first aid.

According to airport sources, the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. when they were taking out luggage from the boot of a bus in front of Gate No.3 in the kerbside area of the international terminal. They were hit from behind by another bus carrying an international airline crew.

The traffic marshals on duty had tried to stop the bus carrying the airline crew, but the vehicle jerked forward and hit them, airport sources said.

The Delhi police arrested driver Surender Singh and is investigating the case.

The incident comes just a week after a member of the ground staff of the Jet Airways died after being knocked down by a Delhi International Airport Limited ambulance on the airside of the IGI Airport.

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