Four national-level hockey players killed and three others injured in a car accident in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad city. Police said the car they were traveling in rammed into a roadside tree. The injured player admitted to a hospital and the condition of one of them is critical.
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 control over the wheels. As a result, the car hit a tree and then overturned, Pawar said.
The injured players - Shan Gladwin (Itarasi), Sahil Choure (Itarsi) and Akshay Awasthi (Gwalior) - admitted at Narmada Apna Hospital in Hoshangabad and all 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 scheduled on Monday.