Powerlifting world champion succumbs to road accident injury

Glen Mclaughlin
January 8, 2018

Four powerlifting players from Delhi were killed when the vehicle they were in hit a road divider and crashed into a pole on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway today morning.

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

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

Yadav, a resident of Nagloi in north Delhi, won gold for India in powerlifting world championship held in Moscow past year. The second survivor was identified as 23-year-old Rohit.

The car-a Swift Dezire compact sedan, in which they were travelling, first hit the divider and then cashed into a pole on the highway.

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Meanwhile, Yadav is undergoing treatment at Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh and Rohit is being treated at the LNJP Hospital. The cause of the accident is said to be dense fog that continues to blanket Delhi-NCR amid the intensifying cold wave conditions.

"Saksham's condition is extremely critical as he has severe head injuries".

DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said the deceased have been identified as Tikamchand alias Tinka (27), Saurabh (18), Yogesh (24) and Harish Roy (20). The victims were celebrating a birthday party and some alcohol bottles were found inside the auto, police said.

The auto, according to the official, first hit a divider and then crashed into an electric pole.

The impact of the accident was so high that the car's roof was completely blown off, police said.

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