Four national-level powerlifting players from Delhi were killed and two others were seriously injured when their car met with an accident near the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana on Sunday. The mishap reportedly took place at 4 AM, the driver was speeding despite dense fog in the area.
Two other players who were in the car, including a world champion Saksham Yadav who bagged the title for India in Moscow last year, were seriously injured. Yadav were rushed to the Max Hospital in New Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh for treatment where his condition is stated to out of danger.
The official said that the car first hit a divider and then crashed into an electricity pole. “The driver was speeding despite dense fog in the area,” he added.
The six athletes were travelling on the Delhi-Panipat National Highway-1 in a Swift Dezire compact sedan, carrying their powerlifting kits, when they met with the accident at 4 am near Alipur village, close to the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana.
The victims were celebrating a birthday party and some alcohol bottles were found inside the car, police said. The car, according to the official, first hit a divider and then crashed into an electricity pole. Due to severe impact, the car’s roof was blown away.