Four national-level hockey players were killed and in a car accident in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh early Monday, reported news agency ANI. Three others in the car were left injured with one critical.
"The death of our 4 national hockey players in a car accident in Hoshangabad near Risalpur Village is a tragic loss to their families and the nation.
My deepest sympathies are with the families of those who died and prayers to recover soon for those who got injured," Rajyavardhan Rathore tweeted after the incident.
All the three injured have been admitted to a nearby private hospital, where the condition of one is stated to be critical.
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 ANI reports, 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. The car they were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree after driver lost control of the vehicle, said Police. A case has been registered.