Speeding tempo kills 2 DTC bus drivers, 6 hurt

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Sunil Kumar, a driver, accompanied themAs the mechanics worked on the bus, Sumit stood on the road diverting the traffic because the DTC bus was at an awkward location - stalled at an unlit underpass without lights of its own to warn road users of its presence.

Sunil then took up the task of diverting traffic while Pramod assisted mechanics in the fix work. While Pramod Kumar was the one who was driving the DTC bus, Sunil Kumar was called in to get some food.

At 12.30 am, a speeding Tata 407 mini-truck rammed into the bus. "We have arrested the driver and seized the vehicle", Milind Dumbere, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West), said.

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The truck driver, 54-year-old Karan, was arrested after being discharged from the hospital. Police said they are probing whether he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. Police said the victims were taken to different hospitals, where Sunil and Pramod were declared dead.

North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal visited the accident site in Rohini and demanded a compensation of Rs. 1 crore each to the kin of the deceased.

Speaking in the assembly, Sisodia was referring to the debate over the death of two Delhi Transport Corporation bus drivers in an accident earlier in the day.

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Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot met the families of the victims and those injured. I met the family members of the victims who had gathered at the depot.

Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), raised the issue in the House with the Speaker's permission, for expressing his condolences.

The DTC bus, of the Rohini depot 3, had broken down and was being repaired when the incident took place. Two mechanics, among the injured, are working with a private company, the official said.

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