Road accident on Delhi-Chandigarh highway kills four powerlifting players

08 January, 2018, 04:05 | Author: Earnest Huff
  • 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

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

Four national-level power-lifters have died after being involved in a road accident near the Delhi-Haryana border, while two others were seriously injured.

The four lifters - Tikamchand, Saurabh, Yogesh and Harish Roy - were rushed to the Raja Harishchandra Hospital, but were declared "dead on arrival".

The auto followed through and then hit an electric pole.

The accident took place on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. The auto was moving at a high speed and the accident took place after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Of the six, only Rohit, whose birthday was celebrated, survived.

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The incident came to light after police received information from passerby regarding the accident near Singhu Border at around 4:14 am on Sunday.

The police are investigating if it is a case of drunken driving since some liquor bottles were found in the vehicle. The impact of the contact was severe enough to wrench the roof of the auto entirely off.

Police said that they were driving towards Karnal in Haryana after the birthday celebrations of one of the occupants of the vehicle.

The injured are undergoing treatment.

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. Families of the deceased players were seen mourning their loss.

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