MTCC bus driver involved deadly accident released

The location of the deadly accident involving an MTCC bus and a motorcycle that saw a child killed on November 12, 2019. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Muzayyin Nazim)

The bus driver involved in a deadly accident two weeks ago that killed a child has been released from Police custody.

The accident which happened on the highway between Male’ and Hulhumale’ happened when the bus and a motorcycle collided. The child, named as Fathimath Anjum Shafeeq (13 yrs) from K. Thulusdhoo, was on the backseat of the motorcycle that was being driven by her mother.

The driver of the bus (54 yrs) was arrested in connection with the accident. Police stated that the authorities did not see any reason why the man should be kept in custody pending the investigation. He had been released last Wednesday, according to the authorities, but the case was still under investigation.

MTCC, the employers of the man had stated that the man was not aware of the accident before being stopped on the highway by Police and that there wasn’t a single scratch on the bus. MTCC had also stated that no passengers on the bus were also aware of the collision that killed the child.