Kalmadi says sorry to Uganda

New Delhi: Commonwealth Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi has apologised to the Ugandan team and the High Commissioner in India for the freak car accident at the Athletes' Village which led to injury to three top officials, including the chef-de-mission, OC spokesperson Lalit Bhanot said today.

"Mr Kalmadi has sent a letter to the High Commissioner and chef de mission apologising for whatever has happened," Bhanot told a press conference.

Uganda chef-de-mission William Tumwine, Administrative Officer Iren and Press Attache Juliet were injured wee hours on Wednesday when their official car applied sudden brakes and hit the hi-tech underground sharp metal stoppers that had sprung up as they were entering the Village.

An angry Ugandan sports minister Charles Bakkabulindi had earlier demanded an apology from Indian authorities for the accident.

"Despite this mistake they are yet to apologise.

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