Four power-lifters killed in road accident near Delhi-Haryana border

08 January 2018, 01:13 | Robert Harris

Locals informed police that the car was being driven at a very high speed and the driver lost control when he was overtaking another vehicle

Locals informed police that the car was being driven at a very high speed and the driver lost control when he was overtaking another vehicle

Two other players including a world champion who bagged the title for India in Moscow a year ago, were injured in the accident.

The six athletes were going from Delhi to Panipat in a Swift Dezire compact sedan, carrying their powerlifting kits, when they met with the accident at 4 am near Alipur village, close to the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana. Saksham was travelling with four other powerlifters who died on spot.

Yadav had recently won a gold medal in the 2017 powerlifting championship for the country in Moscow. The victims were on the Delhi-Panipat highway in a Swift Dzire vehicle which police believe was being driven at high speed in a drastically reduced visibility due to fog.

Reports said there was dense fog during the time of accident.

Bomb cyclone forces CAL to cancel four JFK flights
Kuwait Airways said on Twitter that Flight 118 from NY to Kuwait was struck by the Chinese plane as it was parked before takeoff. Tracking site Flightradar24 said at least 12 global flights had been waiting, around two to four hours, for a gate to deplane.

Bison make it six titles, edging James Madison to regain FCS championship
The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions. That difference could likely be Bison quarterback Easton Stick who's a unsafe runner.

Cardinals' quarterback Carson Palmer retires after 14 National Football League seasons
Palmer won the 2002 Heisman Trophy at USC, then played 15 years in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals .

The injured were admitted to the Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi.

"Saksham's condition is extremely critical as he has severe head injuries. He has internal bleeding in the head", said a senior doctor at AIIMS.

DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said the deceased have been identified as Tikamchand alias Tinka (27), Saurabh (18), Yogesh (24) and Harish Roy (20). "They were celebrating Rohit's birthday on Saturday and had gone to Karnal (in Haryana)", the officer said. The impact of the contact was severe enough to wrench the roof of the auto entirely off.

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.



Other News

Trending Now

Nokia 3310 4G: What to expect in processor, display, OS and more
The phone has Dual-Sight technology with which users can take simultaneous snaps from front and rear camera , also called Bothie. This processor is to be coupled with 256MB RAM and 512MB of internal storage , along with up to 32GB microSD card support.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M
Owner James Kim and cashier Ronald were on hand, and Ronald showed FOX 11 his ritual for people who buy tickets at his shop. That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.

Liberians Voting in Presidential Runoff Election
The victor will replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female president, who is stepping down after two terms in office. The first-round of voting in October brought high numbers of voters, and officials hoped Tuesday's vote will be no different.

Chiefs make QB switch for suddenly intriguing Week 17
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks to pass during a preseaon game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 31, 2017. On Wednesday, the National Football League shared what it said was Mahomes' five best moments from his preseason games.

Embassy move 'disqualifies' USA as peace mediator says Palestine
General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the USA decision in a non-binding resolution. The Palestinian foreign ministry has called Guatemala's decision "shameful and illegal".

Kentucky Woman Mauled to Death by 2 Pit Bulls, Husband Injured
Two pit bulls, one brown and one white, attacked Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, and her husband, Johnny Saylor, on Sunday morning. Her husband Johnny Saylor found her in front of their house after he had been attacked by the two dogs.

Miss America CEO Sam Haskell Resigns Amid Email Scandal
Randle apologized Saturday to 2013 pageant victor Mallory Hagan , whose weight he and others ridiculed in the emails. The Huffington Post report was based on almost three years of internal emails provided by two sources.

Trump uses derogatory, racist language to describe immigrants
According the sources, when Trump learned 15,000 people from Haiti had been granted USA visas, he remarked: "They all have AIDS". Trump had pushed controversial immigration policies since becoming American president in January.

Justin Trudeau Is In Trouble Over a Luxury Trip to the Bahamas
NDP MP Nathan Cullen added that Canada's ethics rules need to come with a concrete sanction if they are to be effective. While the finding could tarnish Trudeau's popularity half-way into his mandate, he does not face any penalties.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain relishing prospect of 'emotional' night against Arsenal
He said: "Against us most of the time Giroud played from the beginning so that shows the style Arsenal choose against us". Liverpool will head into Friday's match against Arsenal a changed side-a more defensively capable side.