Pakistan’s athletics community suffered a major loss on Saturday when sprinter Nadia Nazeer and her son were killed in a car accident.
Wapda athlete Nadia, who bagged several medals for Pakistan at international level and holds several national records, was on her way to Sahiwal with her family when her car collided with a trailer near Bahawalnagar.
Her five-year-old child died on the spot, whereas she passed away later on. Nadia’s husband was also critically injured in the accident and is currently being treated.
Before her untimely demise, Nadia had been training diligently to participate in the upcoming National Athletics Championship. Pakistan Sports Board and Athletics Federation have expressed their grief at the unfortunate accident, while Wapda has declared a day of mourning in Nadia’s remembrance.