Four killed, national-level powerlifter hurt in Delhi road accident

Four killed, national-level powerlifter hurt in Delhi road accident

The six athletes were going from Delhi to Panipat in a Swift Dezire compact sedan, carrying their powerlifting kits, when they met with the accident at 4 am near Alipur village, close to the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana.

The victims were on the Delhi-Panipat highway in a Swift Dzire auto which police believe was being driven at high speed although fog had drastically reduced visibility.

Four powerlifting players were killed and two others injured seriously Sunday after a auto they were travelling in hit road divider and crashed into a roadside pole, police said.

Among the injured is Saksham Yadav, who bagged the gold medal for India at the World Weightlifting Championships in 2017.

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The driver lost control over the speeding vehicle that first hit a divider and then a pole, the police said. Due to the impact of the crash, the car's roof was blown away.

Players killed in the accident have been identified as Tikamchand, Saurabh, Yogesh and Harish. All the other athletes including Bali were residents of Timarpur in north Delhi.

It was Mr. Rohit's birthday and the friends were celebrating it, the police said. These two were rushed to Max Hospital in Delhi's Shalimar Bagh.

Police are also probing the angle of drunken driving. CCTV footages from the cameras installed at the Singhu border are being scanned to find out the cause of the accident.

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