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Slain Bus Driver's Frail Parents Don't Know Of Tragic Death

The frail parents of slain Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher aren't likely to learn of his death until his body is returned home to India.

Mr Alisher was burned alive when an incendiary device was thrown at him while he was letting passengers on at Moorooka on Friday.

His distraught brother Amit arrived in Brisbane on Sunday but was too distressed to speak to media.

Family spokesman Winnerjit Goldy said the family would wait until they returned his body to tell his sick mother and elderly father.

"We haven't told the parents that he's no more, we just say it's an accident, he's in a coma," Mr Goldy said.

"The whole family is dependent on him."

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Amit Alisher visited the site of the fire on Sunday afternoon, where flowers have been laid and a vigil was held on Saturday night.

Manmeet Alisher, a prominent figure and beloved singer in the Punjabi community, was employed as a casual bus driver and had only been working in the job for several months before Friday's horrific attack.

Anthony O'Donohue, 48, has been charged with murder, arson and 11 counts of attempted murder, and will remain in custody until his case returns to court in late November.

Meanwhile, a taxi driver hailed a hero for helping save passengers on Mr Alisher's bus will be recommended for a bravery award.

Aguek Nyok kicked out the back door of the flaming bus after he heard passengers screaming to get out.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will write to the Australian Bravery Declarations Council recommending Mr Nyok be nominated for a national bravery medal.

"He saved 11 lives that day ... he put his own life at risk," she said on Sunday.

AAP; Photos: AAP

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