4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi vehicle crash

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4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi vehicle crash

In a shocking incident that took place in New Delhi, four powerlifters were killed when their auto met with an accident near the Singhu border in outer Delhi's Alipur area on Sunday morning.

The victims were in a Swift DZire and were driving along the Delhi-Panipat National Highway when the accident occurred at about 4 am in the vicinity of Alipur village, which lies close to the Singhu border that divides Delhi and Haryana. Early morning, we came to know about the accident, ' the sister of Tikamchand, one of the four powerlifters who died in the accident said. Among the injured is Saksham Yadav, who bagged the gold medal for India at the World Weightlifting Championships in 2017. While another person identified as Rohit (23) suffered minor injuries and is still recuperating at the hospital. The car's speed and the dense fog may have been a factor that led to the accident, police officials said. Some liquor bottles were found in the auto. He was being attended by a team of doctors, the doctor said. The athlete had sustained grievous head injuries and severe internal bleeding. "They were celebrating Rohit's birthday on Saturday and had gone to Karnal (in Haryana)", the officer said.

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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. The impact of the contact was severe enough to wrench the roof of the vehicle entirely off.

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