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Brisbane bus drivers worried for their safety after random killing of colleague -

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A 48-year-old man will appear in a Brisbane court today charged with murdering a bus driver by setting him alight.

The man will also face charges of arson and 11 counts of attempted murder.

Twenty-nine-year-old Manmeet Alisher died from burns after a passenger threw accelerant at him at a bus stop in Moorooka.

Police say there's no evidence of a racial or terrorism-related link to the attack.

The union representing bus drivers is demanding safety audits of all Brisbane City Council buses.

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Baldev Singh Nijjar, friend of Manmeet Alisher
Rashpal Singh, friend of Manmeet Alisher
Tom Brown, assistant state secretary of Rail Tram and Bus Union