4 powerlifters killed in Delhi road crash

08 January, 2018, 04:08 | Author: Hope Soto
  • 4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi car crash

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

All the four players died on the spot, the reports said.

The players met with the accident at 4 am at a place called Alipur village near Singhu border.

Another weightlifter, Rohit, 19, is battling for life.

Meanwhile, Yadav is undergoing treatment at Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh and Rohit is being treated at the LNJP Hospital.

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Doctor said that he died at 6:38 pm of a cardiac arrest. Yadav with severe head injuries and internal bleeding was later shifted to the trauma centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Such was the impact of the crash that the vehicle - a Maruti Swift Dzire with registration number DL4CAU 9585 - rolled over several times before coming to a stop.

The vehicle, the athletes were travelling in, first hit a road divider before crashing into an electric police, police said.

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. All the other athletes including Bali were residents of Timarpur in north Delhi. The victims were celebrating a birthday party and some alcohol bottles were found inside the auto, police said. "They were celebrating Rohit's birthday on Saturday and had gone to Karnal (in Haryana)", the officer said. The accident took place when the weightlifters were returning to Delhi.

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