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Four hockey players killed in a car crash in Madhya Pradesh

The mishap occurred when a truck collided head-on with a speeding Bolero, which in turn hit their car and claimed their lives.

Four hockey players killed in a car crash in Madhya Pradesh
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 14 Oct 2019 9:23 AM GMT

In a tragic turn of events, four national-level hockey players have been killed while three others suffered fatal injuries after their car was hit by a car-truck collision on the main national highway near Raisalpur village of Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh. 

The mishap occurred when a truck collided head-on with a speeding Bolero, which in turn hit their car and claimed their lives. The station control room, Hoshangabad police station, told The Bridge:

The accident occurred at 6:40 AM on Monday when the players were travelling from Itarsi to Hoshangabad to play a semi-final match in Major Dhyan Chand Trophy tournament held in Hoshangabad.

According to the police, Shehnawaz Hussain of Indore, Adarsh Hardua and Aniket Varun of Gwalior, and Ashish Lal lost their lives when the Bolero, travelling at a break-neck speed, rammed into the car that they were travelling in. “The investigation process is still underway, we are yet to identify the accused,” said a police officer, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

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The players represented Mansarovar Club Bhopal in the tournament. All the three injured have been admitted to a private hospital in Hoshangabad district, while the condition of one remains to be critical, the police said.

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