Diver hurt at Commonwealth Games swimming complex

July 27th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) In a freak accident, a diver was injured Tuesday at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Complex during the National Federation Cup, a test event for the Commonwealth Games.
The accident took place when Priyanka Banejee from West Bengal was going to dive and a cover on the water drainage system around the swimming pool came loose. She received injuries in her leg.

The incident raised concerns about safety and security of participants at the venues.

The swimming complex was inaugurated on July 18 and Monday, on the eve of the swimming meet,the false ceiling of the warmup pool at the complex gave away.

It was a lucky escape for the organisers, as no swimmers were around. More than 250 swimmers and divers are taking part in this tournament.

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