3 dead, 9 injured as crane crashes on sets of Kamal Haasan”s ‘Indian 2’, actor condoles deaths

3 dead, 9 injured as crane crashes on sets of Kamal Haasan”s ‘Indian 2’, actor condoles deaths

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan comes out of a mortuary after paying homage to three of the victims, who died after a crane crashed on the sets of upcoming film ‘Indian 2’, in Chennai. PTI

Chennai, February 20  

Three people were killed and nine injured when a crane came crashing down on the sets of actor Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film ‘Indian 2’, police said, as the veteran actor mourned the deaths.

An assistant director was among the three killed in the accident on Wednesday night and a case has been registered against the crane operator, who is absconding, under various sections of the IPC, including causing death by negligence, police sources said.

Those dead were assistant director Krishna, art assistant Chandran and Madhu, a production assistant, Lyca Productions, producer of the movie, said in a statement on Thursday.

Haasan, the film’s heroine Kajal Aggarwal and others condoled the deaths and hoped that such incidents did not recur.

Haasan also visited the injured at a hospital late Wednesday night.

The accident took place at suburban Nazrathpet when the crane employed to erect the sets crashed, police said.

The shoot was underway at a private cinema studio, they added.

On Thursday, Haasan and Lyca Productions condoled the death of the three professionals.

The 65-year-old actor said though he had “met with and crossed” many accidents, this was “very horrific”.

Condoling the death of three “most hardworking” technicians, Lyca Productions said “we are extremely saddened” over the accident.

Expressing his condolences, Haasan tweeted: “Though (I) have met with and crossed many accidents, today’s mishap is very horrific. I have lost three of my colleagues.” 

“More than my pain, the grief of the family who lost them will be manifold. I take part in their grief as one of them,” he said.

Lyca Productions said “no words could ease what we truly feel” and expressed condolences to the bereaved families.

Many other film actors, including Dhanush, mourned the deaths.

In a tweet, the actor-producer said the loss at the sets of Indian 2 was “irreparable.”

“Such incidents should not recur,” he said and wished speedy recovery of the injured.

Kajal Aggarwal expressed anguish over the death of her colleagues.

“Words cannot describe the heartache I feel at the unexpected, untimely loss of my colleagues from last night. Krishna,Chandran and Madhu—sending love,strength and my deepest condolences to your families. May God give strength in this moment of desolation,” she tweeted.

“In so much shock, denial, trauma from the monstrous crane accident last night. All it took was a fraction of a second to stay alive and type this tweet....” she added.

Lyricist Vairamuthu also expressed grief. — PTI



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