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02 April, 2020
 
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Teenage girl dragged 100 feet by bus

Deryneia student dragged 30 metres after backpack gets stuck in bus doors

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Police are investigating a road incident in Famagusta where a teenage girl was dragged by a bus after her backpack got stuck in the door.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, a 14-year-old student took the bus on Tuesday from her school in Deryneia on her way back home to Sotira.

Reports said when the bus arrived at the girl’s stop, she stepped off and the driver closed the door, trapping her backpack inside as she dangled outside.

A car driver immediately behind the bus, who was watching the situation unfold, started honking the horn frantically to alert the driver

Police told Knews the bus then proceeded to move forward, dragging the girl some 30 metres, causing her injuries. Additional reports later said a car driver immediately behind the bus, who was watching the situation unfold, started honking the horn frantically in order to alert the driver and stop the vehicle.

The bus driver finally stopped the vehicle and opened the door, freeing the trapped student, who was then taken to the Emergency Room by her parents at Famagusta General Hospital.

Police did not share further information about the persons involved or the complaint but confirmed that officers were called to the scene, telling Knews the incident was being investigated as a road accident.

Reports said the girl had light bruises on her legs while the bus driver was questioned by police over the incident.

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