Mumbai, Jan 13: Six persons, including four wrestlers, were killed in a major road accident in Sangli district of Maharahstra during wee hours on Saturday. The accident took place around 1 AM when an SUV carrying the grapplers rammed head-on into an oncoming tractor carrying sugarcane.
Five others, including wrestlers, were injured in the accident and have been admitted to hospital.
The wrestlers belonged to the institute, Kranti Kushti Sankul. “It is very sad and shocking, for us,” said Sharad Lad, the institution’s secretary, was quoted as saying in an IANS report.
They were all returning after a wrestling contest in Pune’s Satara. More details were awaited.
In a similar incident on January 7, four powerlifting players were killed while two others got injured in a road accident due to fog conditions at Sindhu border in Delhi. According to the Delhi Police, the hapless incident had taken place around 3 AM.
The six were immediately shifted to Raja Harishchandar Hospital in Narela, where four were declared brought dead.
The deceased were identified as Tikamchand, Saurabh, Yogesh and Harish Roy, all four are residents of Timarpur.
Preliminary investigation in the case suggests that the speed of the car was very high. Some bottles were also found in the car indicating the possibility of drunken driving.