5 wrestlers among 6 killed in Maharashtra road accident

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World champion powerlifter Saksham Yadav, along with four other powerlifters, was travelling in a auto last Sunday, when the vehicle met with an accident near the Singhu border in outer Delhi's Alipur area.

Six persons, including four wrestlers, were killed in a major road accident in Sangli district of Maharahstra during wee hours on Saturday.

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. All the wrestlers practiced at Kranti wrestling center at Sangli.

The accident is said to have taken place around 1 am when the SUV the wrestlers were travelling in collided with a tractor loaded with sugarcane.

Five others, including wrestlers, were injured in the accident and have been admitted to hospital.

The wrestlers were from the Kranti Kushti Sankul institution, which has dominated the state championships in recent years, and were expected to make the grade for Nationals soon.

They were all returning after a wrestling contest in Pune's Satara. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Moto Vehicles Act has been registered at the Chinchni-Vangi police station.

According to the police, the tractor driver fled away from the spot after the mishap and now police are searching him. Only a week back, 4 weightlifters were killed in the road accident while they were coming from Panipat to Delhi. The injured are recuperating at a government hospital in Sangli, a senior police official said.

The mishap took place in Wangi village in Kadegaon tehsil of Sangli at around 12 midnight on Friday.

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