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4 powerlifters killed in auto accident in outer Delhi

08 January 2018, 04:07 | Rex Hubbard

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

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

The private auto 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.

Five national-level powerlifters, including Saksham Yadav, who had bagged a gold medal for India at the World Weightlifting Championships a year ago, lost their lives while another was critically injured when their speeding vehicle lost control and rammed into a pole near Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border Sunday morning.

A Delhi Police official identified the other deceased as Tikamchand, 27, Yogesh, 24, Harish Roy, 20, and Saurabh, 18. A sixth weightlifter (19) was battling for life.

The two injured players were taken to Narela's Satyawadi Raja Harishchadra Hospital from where they were referred to Max Hospital Shalimar Bagh.

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

"Saksham's condition is extremely critical as he has severe head injuries. We immediately rushed to the spot and found that one Maruti Swift DZire vehicle bearing number DL 4 CAU 9585 met with an accident near Petrol Pump, while going towards Haryana's Karnal when they were celebrating Rohit's birthday", Gupta told The Indian Express.

"Prima facie, the auto was at very high speed".

According to the Times of India, the vehicle lost control while overtaking another auto, following which, it rammed into a pole and overturned. "So the possibility of drunken driving is there", he added. Due to the impact of the crash, the car's roof was shattered.



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