Delhi Car Accident: Power-lifting Players Killed
Four power-lifting players were killed, while two others including world champion Saksham Yadav were seriously injured after their car met with an accident near the Singhu border in outer Delhi’s Alipur area in the wee hours of Sunday.
The six athletes were going from Delhi to Panipat in a Swift Dezire compact sedan, carrying their power-lifting kits, when they met with the accident at 4 am near Alipur village, close to the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana.
The force of the impact was so high that the car rolled over several times and its roof got completely blown off, before the car hit the pole, police said.
A senior police officer said, the car was speeding, adding there were some bottles around and the possibility of drink driving cannot be ruled out.
Power-lifting world champion Saksham Yadav and another player identified as Rohit was admitted to Max Hospital in north-west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh. Mr Yadav was later shifted to AIIMS in central Delhi.