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Fort Lee - US police say a 16-year-old New Jersey boy was killed after he put his head out of an emergency hatch of a double-decker bus and it hit the underside of an Interstate 95 overpass.
Port Authority police spokesman Al Della Fave told The Record newspaper the boy was among 65 teenagers aboard the bus headed to a party in New Jersey. The bus was crossing the George Washington Bridge from New York when the accident occurred at the Fletcher Avenue overpass about 6:30pm on Friday. Police said the teenager was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Parents of teenagers on the bus said they were on their way to a Sweet 16 party in Garfield.
Designer Transportation, which operates the bus, expressed its “deepest heartfelt sympathy” for the boy's family. - Sapa-AP