Four National-level Weightlifters killed in accident near Delhi-Haryana border

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Chandigarh, Jan 7: Four national-level weight-lifters were killed and two others, including a world champion, were seriously injured when the car that they were travelling met with an accident near the Delhi-Haryana border on Sunday, police said.

The accident took place at around 4 a.m., near Alipur village of Delhi, close to the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana. A Delhi Police official identified the dead as Tikamchand, 27, Yogesh, 24, Harish Roy, 20, and Saurabh, 18.

The victims were travelling on the Delhi-Panipat National Highway-1 in a Swift Dezire car.

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The car carried a ‘Ministry of Defence’ sticker on the bonnet. (PC- Pradip Pradhan/Network18)
Folded banners of Yadav's gold medal feat were also found inside the car. (Pradip Pradhan/Network18)
Folded banners of Yadav’s gold medal feat were also found inside the car. (PC- Pradip Pradhan/Network18)

While four weight-lifters were killed in the accident, Saksham Yadav, who won a gold medal in the 2017 weight-lifting championship for the country, was seriously injured along with another weightlifter, a police official said.

Yadav and the other injured weight-lifter were rushed to the Max Hospital in New Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh for treatment.

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.

The official said that the driver was speeding despite dense fog in the area.

The weight-lifters were travelling from Panipat towards Delhi.

The family of Powerlifting athlete Tikamchand who died along with 3 other athletes in a road accident in early morning hours near Delhi’s Sindhu border is in deep shock and sorrow.

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