As many as four national-level hockey players were killed and three others injured in a car accident in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh on Monday early morning. According to a report of the news agency ANI, the players were travelling from Itarsi to Hoshangabad to play in Dhyan Chandra Trophy when their car met with an accident near Raisalpur village on National Highway 69.
Identities of the deceased and injured are yet to be ascertained by the police. According to the police, the car they were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree after driver lost control of the vehicle. “A has been registered,” said police.
Madhya Pradesh: Four national level hockey players dead, three injured, in a car accident in Hoshangabad pic.twitter.com/otLiRNQzoQ— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2019
According to the initial reports, all the three injured have been admitted to a nearby private hospital, where the condition of one is stated to be critical.
More details awaited.