Tamil Nadu table tennis player on way to National meet killed in a road accident in Meghalaya


Guwahti: In a tragic turn of events, Vishwa Deenadayalan, an 18-year-old Table Tennis player from Tamil Nadu was killed, while his three teammates were injured in a road mishap in Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya.

The tragic incident occurred on Sunday when Vishwa and three other Tamil Nadu Tennis players were on their way in a tourist taxi from Guwahati airport to Shillong to take part in the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship.

The taxi in which the four players were traveling, collided with a 12-wheel truck in Ri-Bhoi district injuring them critically. Vishwa succumbed to his injuries on the way to the Nongpoh Civil hospital.

The other three injured players were rushed from Nongpoh to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences in Shillong.

Doctors at the NEIGRIHMS said the three injured players are in stable condition and out of danger.

Meanwhile, Vishwa’s parents and other family members will travel to Shillong today to receive his mortal remains.

Notably, the teenagers had won several junior, sub-junior, and cadet titles in the country and abroad.

And, taking to Twitter Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma expressed his condolences.

The Meghalaya Table Tennis Association also grieved untimely death of the young paddler