Two pedestrians were killed by a city bus after the bus driver suffered heart attack while driving.
A city bus has knocked down eight pedestrians after its driver suffered cardiac arrest while driving. In the incident two pedestrians were killed and others were injured.
According to the sources a 40 year old city bus driver suddenly suffered cardiac arrest and lost control of the vehicle which ran on to seven pedestrians killing two in North Delhi’s Chandni chowk area on Friday evening.
The orange coloured cluster bus was running on route no 419 (Old Delhi railway station to Ambedkar Nagar) and was on its way to Sis Ganj Gurudwara near Red Fort.
Suddenly the driver of the bus Wajid Ali collapsed and lost control of the steering wheel and simultaneously also pressed the accelerator and the bus rammed into a tempo and an auto-rickshaw.
The victims were identified as Keshav Prasad a 40 year old labourer was killed while unloading the goods from the tempo and Suraj was a street vendor . Both the victims died on the spot.
Six pedestrians were seriously injured and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The locals ran towards the bus to catch the driver but found him laying unconscious in the bus and taken him to the hospital but he was declared brought dead. The conductor was taken to the police station and his statement was recorded.
The police has filed an FIR under section 304A (causing death due to negligence) and 279 (rash driving) has been registered and Delhi government has ordered an enquiry as well.
Meanwhile the bodies of the victims were sent to the hospital for post mortem and then handed over to their families.