4 powerlifting players killed in road accident in India

08 January, 2018, 04:06 | Author: Clint Gray
  • Locals informed police that the car was being driven at a very high speed and the driver lost control when he was overtaking another vehicle

Four powerlifting players from Delhi were killed when the vehicle they were in hit a road divider and crashed into a pole on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway today morning.

Of the five deceased, the four who died on the spot have been identified as Tikamchand alias Tinka, 27, a bouncer by profession, Saurabh, 18, a helper in a gym, Yogesh, 24, a private video camera operator, and Harish Roy, 20, a student.

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Police have registered a case and ordered investigations to ascertain the actual reason behind the accident. A sixth weightlifter (19) was battling for life.

While the injured identified as Saksham (28), shifted to Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh and Rohit (23) was taken to LNJP Hospital where his condition is stated to out of danger. The athlete had sustained grievous head injuries and severe internal bleeding.

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With the fog and smog conditions severely clouding visibility, one must ensure their own safety and that of other's around them on the roads by adhering to speed limits or even going below them to stay safe. Due to the impact of the crash, the car's roof was shattered. All the other athletes including Bali were residents of Timarpur in north Delhi. Yadav was driving the silver Swift DZire on a highway leading to Karnal, Haryana, and crashed around 4am, police said.

The vehicle followed through and then hit an electric pole.

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The mishap took place at around 4 am when the sportsmen were returning to Delhi in their Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire auto after attending an athletic meet in Panipat.

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