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MALAYSIA: World No.1 Shuttler Kento Momota Injured in Car Crash, Driver Killed

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.

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