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Posted at: Jan 14, 2018, 1:38 AM; last updated: Jan 14, 2018, 1:38 AM (IST)

5 wrestlers among 6 dead in Sangli mishap

5 wrestlers among 6 dead in Sangli mishap
The Trax Cruiser which collided with a tractor on the Kadepur-Sangli road in Sangli on Saturday. PTI

Mumbai, January 13

Five wrestlers, who were returning from a local competition, were among six persons killed when a tractor rammed into their SUV at Sangli district in western Maharashtra early today, police said. Seven persons were injured in the accident, police officials said.

The mishap occurred on the Kadegaon-Sangli road, when the wrestlers were returning from Aundh village after participating in the wrestling competition there. They were heading to Kundal in Sangli, a senior police official said.

A speeding tractor, which was coming from the opposite direction, rammed into their SUV, killing six persons including five wrestlers, he said. The injured have been admitted at a state-run hospital in Sangli, the officer said.

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act was registered at the Chinchni-Vangi police station, he said, adding efforts were on to nab the tractor driver who fled from the accident spot. — PTI

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