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Mall-function: Stuntman dies, actress injured

Greater Noida, April 7, 2012, DHNS:
Actress Sayali Bhagat being admitted at a hospital after she got injured during an event at a mall in Greater Noida on Saturday. PTI Photo

 

A 26-year-old stuntman died and a Bollywood actress was injured in two separate accidents while performing stunts at the opening ceremony of The Great Adventure Mall on Saturday afternoon here, the police said.

Union Minister of Tourism Subodh Kant Sahay had earlier inaugurated the mall by AMR Infrastructure Ltd. Both the incidents took place after the minister had left.

The deceased stuntman, Shailendra Singh Bist, hailed from Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. He was certified by Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. He along with another stuntman was performing rappelling from glass wall of the mall with the help of the ropes when he fell.

The organisers of the adventure sports activity at the mall – Tourism Worx – said it was an accident. Manish Singhal, CEO Tourism Worx, said: “Shailendra was an expert in mountaineering.” 

There were two performers and two helpers – on the top of the mall. During lunch, the performers decided to come rappelling down, but Bist forgot to untie the rope, resulting in the rope being short by 30 feet. He rappelled down and had a free fall after the rope ended.

According to an eyewitness, the other stuntman landed safely while Bist had a free fall. “He was rappelling from the glass wall of the mall. 

“The stuntman had a freefall from about 50 feet high, we though it was a part of stunt. He broke his neck and died on the spot,” said Deepak Hooda, a dancer who had come to perform at the opening ceremony.

In another incident during the opening ceremony, model-turn-Bollywood actress Sayali Bhagat broke her right arm while she was driving the open jeep which turned turtle.

Both the performers were rushed to Kailash Hospital where doctor declared Bist dead. “We have sent the body for the post-mortem,” said a police officer adding Sayali fractured her right hand.

The police are yet to register a case. They have set up an enquiry to find out the reason behind the accident. They are also investigating if the organisers of adventure sports event had the necessary permission to hold the show.

 

 


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