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4 hockey players dead, 3 injured in car accident

Trying to avoid a collision with an incoming vehicle, their car overturned and hit a tree

By PTI in Bhopal

  • Published 14.10.19, 1:56 PM
  • Updated 14.10.19, 1:56 PM
Mangled remains of the car in which the hockey players were travelling after it collided with a tree, in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, Monday, October 14, 2019
Mangled remains of the car in which the hockey players were travelling after it collided with a tree, in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, Monday, October 14, 2019 PTI

Four hockey players, heading for a Dhyan Chand trophy match, were killed and three others injured when their car overturned after hitting a tree in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district on Monday, police said.

The accident took place around 7 am near Raisalpur village on National Highway no 69, located about 12 km from the district headquarters, Hoshangabad Dehat police station in-charge Ashish Pawar said.

While trying to avoid collision with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction, the car driver lost controls of his vehicle. As a result, the car hit a tree and then overturned, Pawar said.

The players were returning from Itarsi after celebrating the birthday of one of their friends and were heading to Hoshangabad, where their match for the Dhyan Chand Trophy was scheduled for Monday, he said.

The deceased, all in the age group of 18 to 22 years, were identified as Shahnawaz Hussain (Indore), Adarsh Hardua (Itarsi), Ashish Lal (Jabalpur) and Aniket Varun (Gwalior).

The injured players – Shan Gladwin (Itarasi), Sahil Choure (Itarsi) and Akshay Awasthi (Gwalior) – were admitted to Narmada Apna Hospital in Hoshangabad, the police station in-charge added.

All the players were enrolled at Bhopal's MP Hockey Academy.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath expressed grief over the death of the hockey players.

"I have directed the officials concerned to extend help to families of the deceased and ensure proper medical treatment of the injured," he said.

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