Low visibility claims lives of 4 powerlifters near Delhi-Haryana border. World champion Saksham Yadav seriously injured

Such incidents are frequent on the highways due to the lack of visibility owing to the winter fog and pollution

Four national lever powerlifters along with two others, including world champion Saksham Yadav, were seriously on the Delhi-Haryana border in the wee hours on Sunday, January 7. The police confirmed that the accident took place at 4 am near Alipur village of Delhi, close to the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana. The victims were travelling on the Delhi-Panipat National Highway-1.

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The four powerlifters died immediately after the accident and the other two were badly injured.

According to The Indian Express, DCP (Rohini district) Rajneesh Gupta said the deceased have been identified as Tikamchand alias Tinka (27), Saurabh (18), Yogesh (24), Harish Roy (20).

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While the injured identified as Saksham (28) was shifted to Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh and Rohit (23) was taken to LNJP Hospital where his condition is stated to be out of danger.

The DCP said,

“The incident came to light after we received information from passerby regarding accident near Singhu Border at around 4.14 am on Sunday. We immediately rushed to the spot and found that one Maruti Swift DZire car bearing number DL 4 CAU 9585 met with an accident near Petrol Pump, while going towards Haryana’s Karnal when they were celebrating Rohit’s birthday. We will ascertain the exact sequence once we will record the statement of both the victims.”

This is not a one-off incident as such incidents are frequent on the highways due to the lack of visibility owing to the winter fog and pollution.

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