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Australian man hit by bus and killed in India

An Australian man has been killed after being hit by a bus while touring India on a motorbike.

Matthew Ridley, 26, had just started a holiday in India with two of his friends when he was involved in the horrific accident just outside New Delhi.

All three of the men are from Sydney, and had hired Royal Enfield motorcycles and were making their way to Agra when the accident happened.

Matthew Ridley, 26, had just started a holiday in India with two of his friends when he was involved in the horrific accident just outside New Delhi

Mr Ridley was taken to hospital before he was pronounced dead on Friday

Mr Ridley was taken to hospital before he was pronounced dead on Friday

His sister confirmed his death in a Facebook post saying the family was going through an 'excruciating' time

His sister confirmed his death in a Facebook post saying the family was going through an ‘excruciating’ time

A colleague said Mr Ridley and his friends had just started a 'trip of a lifetime' in India

A colleague said Mr Ridley and his friends had just started a ‘trip of a lifetime’ in India

Mr Ridley was taken to hospital before he was pronounced dead on Friday.

Friends and family took to social media to pay tribute to Mr Ridley, remembering him as fun-loving, warm and with a passion for travel.

His sister Tara confirmed his death in a Facebook post saying the family was going through an ‘excruciating’ time.

A colleague said Mr Ridley and his friends had just started a ‘trip of a lifetime’ in India.

The other two men escaped injuries.

Local police said the crash may have been caused by poor visibility on the road.

Local police said the crash may have been caused by poor visibility on the road

Local police said the crash may have been caused by poor visibility on the road

Friends and family took to social media to pay tribute to Mr Ridley (left), remembering him as fun-loving, warm and with a passion for travel

Friends and family took to social media to pay tribute to Mr Ridley (left), remembering him as fun-loving, warm and with a passion for travel

Heavy vehicles were involved in the crash.

Police officer Farmood Ali Pundir told the ABC there was ‘dense smog’ in the air at the time of the accident.

The bus driver has been charged with negligent driving, and police say the driver was also speeding at the time of the collision.

More than 100 people were killed on the same stretch of road in 2016. The expressway is the main route from New Delhi to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. 

The bus driver has been charged with negligent driving, and police say the driver was also speeding at the time of the collision

The bus driver has been charged with negligent driving, and police say the driver was also speeding at the time of the collision

 



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