Injured weightlifter dies, toll reaches 5 in Narela accident (Third Lead)

Delhi 4 athletes killed in road accident on Panipat highway two weightlifters injured say reports

The incident came to light after police received information from passerby regarding the accident near Singhu Border at around 4:14 am on Sunday.

In a shocking incident that took place in New Delhi, four powerlifters were killed when their vehicle met with an accident near the Singhu border in outer Delhi's Alipur area on Sunday morning.

All the four players died on the spot, the reports said.

Another weightlifter, Rohit, 19, is battling for life.

Rajneesh Gupta, DCP, Rohini, said that all the six were taken to Raja Harishchandra Hospital in Narela, where Tikamchand, Saurabh, Yogesh and Harish Roy were declared brought dead. "He has internal bleeding in the head", said a senior doctor at AIIMS. The impact of the contact was severe enough to wrench the roof of the auto entirely off.

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"All the deceased and injured are from Haryana and stayed in different places in (north) Delhi's Timarpur area. So the possibility of drunken driving is there", he added. Some liquor bottles were found in the auto. "They were celebrating Rohit's birthday on Saturday and had gone to Karnal (in Haryana)", the officer said.

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.

The accident took place on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway.

"The impact of crash was so severe that the vehicle rolled over several times with its roof getting completely blown off, before hitting a pole and killing four of them on the spot".

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