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4 powerlifters killed in accident

4 powerlifters killed in accident

Two other players including a world champion who bagged the title for India in Moscow past year, were injured in the accident.

The accident took place near the Singhu border in Alipur Police Station area in northwest Delhi.

"He died at 6:38 pm of cardiac arrest", a senior doctor at the trauma centre said, adding that "the family told us that he was revived twice at the Max Hospital".

Police officials suspect that despite the foggy conditions, the driver had been speeding and couldn't notice and avoid the divider.

Police identified one of the injured athletes as Saksham Yadav, who had bagged a gold medal while representing India in a powerlifting world championship that was held in Moscow in 2017. While another person identified as Rohit (23) suffered minor injuries and is still recuperating at the hospital.

Patient at hospital
The injured are undergoing treatment. Public Domain

"Saksham's condition is extremely critical as he has severe head injuries". Some liquor bottles were found in the auto.

Doctor said that he died at 6:38 pm of a cardiac arrest.

The private vehicle carrying the six athletes crashed with a road divider, after its driver lost control over the steering, on the road and turned turtle near Alipur village around 4:00am.

They were travelling from Panipat towards Delhi. Due to the impact of the crash, the car's roof was blown away.

From prima facie, it appeared that the auto was being driven at a very high speed and it being probed whether it was a case of drunken driving as some liquor bottles were found in the vehicle.


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