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Vigil to be held for slain bus driver

AAP logoAAP 28/10/2016 Darren Cartwright

Family, friends and locals will pay their respects to a bus driver who was burnt to death, at a vigil in Brisbane's south.

Manmeet Alisher, 29, was killed when an "incendiary device" was thrown at him while he was letting passengers on at Moorooka on Friday morning.

A 48-year-old man, described by police as "compliant" was arrested at the scene and charged with murder and eleven counts of attempted murder late on Friday night.

A vigil for Mr Alisher, an Indian immigrant, has been organised for 5.30pm at Luxworth Place, Beaudesert Rd, Moorooka.

Local councillor Steve Griffiths posted a message on his Facebook page, saying the vigil was not only to pay respect to Mr Alisher but to those affected.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the driver was a casual worker who had only been employed for a few months.

Mr Quirk said flags would be flown half-mast at council facilities on Saturday as a sign of respect.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says counter-terrorism authorities are involved in a homicide investigation but he there is nothing so far to suggest terrorism-related links.

He also says there's no indication the attack was racially motivated.

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