Crash kills powerlifter and four friends

Crash kills powerlifter and four friends

Crash kills powerlifter and four friends

Yadav, along with five other powerlifters, were travelling from Panipat towards Delhi in their Swift Dzire vehicle, when the auto hit a road divider.

The four lifters - Tikamchand, Saurabh, Yogesh and Harish Roy - were rushed to the Raja Harishchandra Hospital, but were declared "dead on arrival".

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

The brother (left, in green sweater) and friends of Saksham Yadav, who succumbed to his injuries sustained in a road accident near Delhi-Haryana border, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre on Jan 7, 2018. A sixth weightlifter (19) was battling for life.

Four powerlifting players were killed and two others injured seriously Sunday after a vehicle they were travelling in hit road divider and crashed into a roadside pole, police said. Due to the impact of the crash, the car's roof was shattered.

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"Saksham's condition is extremely critical as he has severe head injuries". All of them were residents of north Delhi's Timarpur.

Police are also probing the angle of drunken driving.

Bottles of liquor were reportedly found in the auto. "They were celebrating Rohit's birthday on Saturday and had gone to Karnal (in Haryana)", the officer said.

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.

From prima facie, it appeared that the auto was being driven at a very high speed and it being probed whether it was a case of drunken driving as some liquor bottles were found in the vehicle.

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