World champion Saksham Yadav succumbed to his injuries on 07 January 2018 evening at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in New Delhi. Saksham Yadav was admitted in an “extremely critical” condition at the AIIMS Trauma Centre after a car he was travelling in met with an accident in the early hours on 07 January 2018.
Five men, including Saksham, have died while one other person continues to battle for life after their car met with an accident near the Delhi-Haryana border. The accident took place at around 4 a.m. near Alipur village, close to Delhi’s Singhu border with Haryana. The victims were on the Delhi-Panipat highway in a Swift Dzire car which police believe was being driven at high speed although fog had drastically reduced visibility.
Saksham had sustained grievous head injuries and severe internal bleeding. Saksham, who won a gold medal in the 2017 world weightlifting championship for India, was seriously injured along with another weightlifter. According to police, the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle that first hit a road divider and then a pole.