NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian teenage boy lay dying after being hit by a bus on Thursday while onlookers filmed him instead of offering help, according to a report from ANI, a partner of Reuters television.
Anwar Ali was riding a bicycle when he was hit by a bus in Koppal district in the southern state of Karnataka, the report said.
Ali was on the road for roughly 30 minutes before an ambulance arrived, even though a hospital was minutes away. Video filmed by onlookers has been posted on the internet. Ali succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
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According to government data, someone dies every 3.7 minutes in road accidents in a country known for rash driving, inadequate traffic enforcement, badly maintained roads and poor quality cars.
(Compiled by Neha Dasgupta; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)