4 powerlifting players killed in road accident in India

08 January, 2018, 04:06 | Author: Leticia Riley
  • The force of the impact was so high that the car’s roof was completely blown off police said

The accident took place at around 4 am, near Alipur village of Delhi, close to the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana, reported IANS.

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

A Delhi Police official had identified the rest of the dead as Tikamchand, 27, Yogesh, 24, Harish Roy, 20, and Saurabh, 18.

Apart from them, 28-year-old Saksham Yadav and Rohit alias Bali, 25, who works in a gym, sustained critical injuries and are under treatment at separate Delhi hospitals, where they were taken to in a serious condition. A sixth weightlifter (19) was battling for life.

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They have been admitted to Max Hospital in north-west Delhi's Shalimar Bagh. "He has internal bleeding in the head", said a senior doctor at AIIMS.

According to reports, the impact of the hit was so high that the auto rolled over several times before crashing into the pole.

The force of the impact was so high that the vehicle rolled over several times and its roof got completely blown off, before the auto hit the pole, police said. All of them were residents of north Delhi's Timarpur.

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. The driver could not see the electricity pole. "So the possibility of drunken driving is there", he added. Some liquor bottles have been found in the vehicle hinting towards a possibility of drunken driving. The accident took place when the weightlifters were returning to Delhi.

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