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Upcoming basketball player,friend die in train mishap

Two teenagers,one of them a gold medallist in basketball at the national school games,died after they fell from a train in Mangolpuri,Outer Delhi,on Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | January 27, 2009 12:56:39 am

Two teenagers,one of them a gold medallist in basketball at the national school games,died after they fell from a train in Mangolpuri,Outer Delhi,on Sunday.

The police said Praveen Kumar (18) and gold medallist Deepak Prakash (15) boarded the train with two friends from Rohtak to go to a market near Red Fort. Before the Mangolpuri station,the two boys stood at the door to get down at the station to buy some eatables.

At a curve,they slipped and were run over by the train. The incident occurred around 10.30 pm,police officers said. They were rushed to a government hospital but were declared dead on arrival.

Deepak and Praveen were residents of Jheend in Rohtak. All four friends were sportsmen.

An upcoming ball-handler from Haryana’s basketball hub,Kiloi village in the Rohtak district of Haryana,Deepak had been playing basketball for the last 3-4 years. The 15-year-old was part of the Delhi squad that picked up a gold medal at the under 14 National School Games last year. His elder brother,Hemant Sharma,is also a basketball player.

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