World No.1 Shuttler Kento Momota Injured in Car Crash, Driver Killed
KUALA LUMPUR: World no.1 shuttler Kento Momota and three other international shuttlers were injured in a road accident, killing the Malaysian driver of the van on the spot.The accident occurred just hours after Kento Momota secured his first victory of the season at the Malaysia Masters.In a brief statement, the local fire and rescue department said that the players were en-route to the administrative capital of Putrajaya when the hired van they were in rammed into the rear of a 30-tonne truck. “The four passengers, (who sustained light injuries), were rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital for treatment,” Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said in a statement.The other passengers in the van were British badminton technical officer Foster William Thomas and Japanese physiotherapist Hirayama Yu and assistant coach Morimoto Arkifuki. ALSO READ: BCCI Awards: Jasprit Bumrah Set to Receive Prestigious Polly Umrigar Award 25-year-old Kento, who the current badminton World No 1 champion, suffered a broken nose and was also injured in his lip and face.The Badminton Association of Malaysia said in a statement they were “saddened” by the crash. Get Breaking news and Latest News from India and around the world on GlobalPunjabTV.net.