Pune: In a tragic incident, two persons were killed and one injured after being hit by the rear panel door of a Dadar, Mumbai-bound Shivneri bus (MH11 P9264) at Khadki on Sunday night.
The incident took place at 8.30 pm, when the three were standing at Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) bus stand at Sarvatra Vihar Chowk in Khadki. The deceased were identified as Deepak Bhaskar Sorte (55), resident of Janki Apartments at Aundh and Jorge Aashirwadan (27), resident of Sarita Apartments, Kasarwadi. The injured person was identified as Arokyadas Aryak Swamy (62), resident of Khadki.
The police arrested the driver Santosh Madane (32). According to the police complaint registered by Arokyadas, he (Arokyadas) went to the church on Tadiwala Road at 4.30 pm, where he met two acquaintances, Deepak Sorte and Jorge Aashirwadan. All three went to Sarvatra Vihar Chowk PMPML bus stop. Meanwhile, a Shivneri bus going from Pune to Mumbai came at full speed. The left rear panel door of the bus was open and hit all three. Deepak and Jorge were hit badly on their chest.
All of them were admitted at Khadki Hospital with the help of other commuters. “There was immense loss of blood. The doctors at Khadki Hospital initiated first aid and referred all of them to Sassoon Hospital, where it was found that Arokyadas has fractured his left hand. but both Deepak and Jorge succumbed to injuries during treatment,” said the first information report (FIR). The matter is under investigation.
According to MSRTC officials, the bus was heading from Pune station to Dadar, Mumbai in the afternoon but got delayed due to a breakdown near Khadki. The bus was repaired by the mechanics and was returning to Pune station when the incident took place.
“The bus left the station at 2.20 pm for Dadar. However, after travelling some distance it broke down near Sarvatra Vihar Chowk in Khadki. The passengers in the bus were accommodated in other Shivneri buses plying on the same route. The driver, conductor and the mechanic repaired the bus by late evening. At 8.30 pm, the driver was ferrying the bus to Pune station. He was taking a U-turn when two persons waiting at the PMPML stop were hit by the door of the dickey which was open. It’s not clear if the dickey door remained open after it was repaired or had opened when the U-turn was being taken. We are investigating the incident to determine the cause behind this unfortunate incident,” said Dnyaneshwar Ranaware, MSRTC Divisional Traffic Officer for Pune division.