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Driver in India parks bus before dying at the wheel

Published on Aug 18, 2012 8:20 PM

(THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A bus driver suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel but managed to steer the vehicle to safety, saving the lives of 60 passengers.

Known only as Simhadri, he somehow managed to park the bus by the roadside in a village in West Godavari district, Hyderabad, on Wednesday before he collapsed and died, Tamil Nesan reported.

The passengers were relieved that they were out of harm's way but some cried for the dead driver.

One of them commended the driver for his remarkable act.