New Delhi, Jan 07: In yet another tragic incident, four national-level powerlifting players were killed and two seriously injured in a road accident on Sunday. The mishap reportedly took place at 4 AM due to intense fog near Alipur village, close to the Sindhu border between Delhi and Haryana. Also Read - Delhi Records 13,287 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Death Toll Falls To 300; Positivity Rate Stands At 17.03 Per Cent
While four powerlifters were killed in the accident, Saksham Yadav, who won a gold medal in the 2017 powerlifting championship for the country, was seriously injured along with another player, a police official informed. They were immediately taken to the Max Hospital in New Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh for treatment. Also Read - Bharat Biotech Refused to Provide Covaxin Doses to Delhi Due to Govt Directives, Says Sisodia
The official said that the car first hit a divider and then crashed into an electricity pole. “The driver was speeding despite dense fog in the area,” he added.
Grieved over the mishap, sister of athlete Tikamchand who died today said,”He (Tikamchand) had called last night to say he was coming home. In early morning hours we came to know about the accident.”
Meanwhile, intense fog and cold wave continue to disrupt normal life across North India. Train and flight services have been disrupted, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at railway stations and airport.
The mercury dipped to 5 degree Celsius in the capital today. The MeT office has said that there will be similar weather conditions over the next two to three days and the cold condition will intensify. Earlier on Saturday, the capital experienced its first coldest day of this season as the minimum temperature dropped to 4.2 degree Celsius, three notches below the average.