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27-year-old hockey player killed as car catches fire

It was suspected that the gas tank caught fire after being hit by a truck.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana |
February 23, 2015 12:00:15 am

A 27-Year-old hockey player who was travelling in his car was burnt alive following an accident on Sunday morning. Reportedly, the car which had gas cylinder fitted inside caught fire and the victim died on the spot.

The accident occurred on the national highway near Sahnewal. It was suspected that the gas tank caught fire after being hit by a truck.

The deceased has been identified as Satnam Singh, 27, of Mandi Ahmedgarh. He was a hockey player and was the only son of his parents.

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Till the time the police reached the spot, the victim was burnt alive. The police recovered the charred body of the victim.

The victim had gone to attend a wedding in Ludhiana, dropped his friends at Dehlon and was returning to Khanna.

According to the police, they got a call from the marriage palace situated on the national highway that a truck had hit a car and the car had caught fire. When they reached the spot, the car was totally burnt and the victim was dead. The fire brigade reached the spot and it took almost 30 minutes to douse the flames.

Inspector Anil Bhanot, SHO at Sahnewal police station, said from the preliminary investigations, it was suspected that some heavy vehicle had hit the car from the back. After being hit, the gas tanker started leaking and it caught fire.

The body was sent to Civil Hospital for a post-mortem, but from there it was sent to Medical College, Patiala, as the body was completely charred.

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