Man held over Dublin bus incident


A man remains in custody in connection with the death of a man crushed under the wheels of a double-decker bus during a row on a busy Dublin street.

A second person who was at the scene has also been identified and while he has been traced and interviewed, he has not been arrested.

The investigating team has still not identified the dead man, whose head and body were crushed when he fell into the road on the junction of Nassau St and Dawson St at 5.40pm yesterday.

Gardaí believe the victim had become involved in a row on the street and was punched or pushed, causing him to lose his balance and fall into the road as the 145 doubledecker bus was passing.

He fell under the wheels and was crushed to death as pedestrians looked on. The area was crowded at the time with the usual rush hour vehicle and pedestrian traffic added to with the evening Christmas shoppers.

Gardaí investigating the case have secured good quality CCTV of the incident and believe a number of homeless people and drug users were involved in the row during which the victim lost his life.

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