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6 Killed, Including 5 Wrestlers, in a Road Accident in Maharashtra

The SUV carrying the wrestlers collided with a sugarcane tractor in Maharashtra’s Sangli district. 

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These are the mangled remains of the SUV that was carrying the five wrestlers. 
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Six people, including five wrestlers, were killed in a major road accident in Maharashtra’s Sangli district late on Friday night. The accident occurred at around 1 am when the SUV carrying the wrestlers collided with a loaded sugarcane tractor at Kadegaon Taluka.

At least five others have been injured in the accident and were taken to the nearest hospital for treatment. The wrestlers were returning from a competition in Pune when the accident took place.

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The deceased wrestlers allegedly belonged to the Kranti Kushti Sankul wrestling institute. "It is very sad and shocking for us," said Sharad Lad, the institution's secretary, to IANS.

This isn’t the first tragedy to strike the wrestling community this year. Earlier this week, renowned wrestler, coach and Dronacharya awardee, Sukhchain Singh Cheema, died in a road accident on the Patiala bypass. An Alto car rammed into Cheema’s Toyota Etios while he was returning home from Bhanri village. The 68-year-old wrestler had succumbed to head injuries upon reaching a hospital.

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