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Players injured

Friday, January 29th, 2010
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This news just in from Nepalnews.com:

At least seven Nepali players including an official were injured in a hotel lift collapse in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka where they recently arrived to participate in the 11th South Asian Games (SAG) on Friday.

They were injured after the elevator they had taken suddenly broke down and fell rapidly from the fourth floor of the Imperial Hotel which is located nearby the Bangabandhu National Stadium where the grand ceremony to officially kick off the eight nations sport extravaganza is taking place today.

The injured players are Gyan Bahadur Shrestha and Gopal Bahadur Shrestha of weight-lifting and Radha Devi Rai, Kalu Man Tamang, Ramesh Magar, Prasuram Chaudhary and Debu Thapa of Judo including official Dhyan Basnet.

Apparently, the players are in a serious condition and are receiving treatment at the hospital.

More on that news at Reuters. It says nine players were hurt in the accident.

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