4 powerlifters killed in Delhi road crash

Car accident

Four national-level power-lifters have died after being involved in a road accident near the Delhi-Haryana border, while two others were seriously injured. Yadav, 28, had won a gold medal in the 2017 weightlifting championship for India.

The police are investigating if it is a case of drunken driving since some liquor bottles were found in the vehicle.

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. The impact of the accident was so brutal that the roof of the auto was completely blown off.

"All the deceased and injured are from Haryana and stayed in different places in (north) Delhi's Timarpur area".

Police said that the speed of the vehicle was very high, adding that there was adding there were some bottles around and the possibility of drink driving can not be ruled out.

The mangled auto after the accident on Sunday.

All the six athletes were taken to the Raja Harish Chandra hospital by a PCR team where four of them were declared dead on arrival. The other occupants of the automobile - Saksham and Rohit - were subsequently referred to Max Hospital's Shalimar Bagh branch in Delhi from where they were further sent to AIIMS as they continue to receive treatment. Some liquor bottles were found in the vehicle.

The 4 who died on spot are Tikamchand, 27, a bouncer by profession, Saurabh, 18, a helper in a gym, Yogesh, 24, a private video camera operator, and Harish Roy, 20, a student.

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