‘Horrific accident’: 3 killed, 10 injured after crane collapses on ‘Indian 2’ movie set (PHOTOS)
The crane fell as crew members worked to build a set for an upcoming action thriller, ‘Indian 2,’ at the EVP Studios in Chennai on Wednesday night. Those injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment and firefighters were sent in to clear away debris.
The aftermath of the disaster was captured in images that surfaced on social media, showing wreckage from the downed crane.
Tragedy strikes the #Indian2 set. A crane crashed on the sets of Indian 2 resulting in 3 dead and several people being severely injured. Media report Director #Shankar also injured. Extremely shocking and sad!May the departed souls rest in peace.Prayers for those who are injured. pic.twitter.com/nt6GyxV4Z8— George Vijay (@VijayIsMyLife) February 19, 2020
Actor Kamal Haasan, who stars in the film, took to Twitter with condolences for the victims and their families shortly after the incident.
“Today's accident is the most horrific I have seen in my film career,” he said. “I have lost three colleagues but my pain pales in comparison to the grief of those who have lost their loved ones. My deepest sympathies to them.”
Another star in the movie, actress Rakul Singh, who was not on set at the time, also noted the tragedy online, stating she was “shocked” to hear what happened to her co-workers.
Shocked to hear about the accident on the set of my film indian 2.. I don’t even know how to process the loss of lives.. my Heart goes out to families of the deceased .. extremely extremely sad 😔— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) February 20, 2020
While initial reports said film director Shankar Shanmugam had sustained a broken leg in the accident, he later clarified that he was not injured. Both his personal aide and an assistant director were killed, however.
Words cannot describe the heartache I feel at the unexpected,untimely loss of my colleagues from lastnight.Krishna,Chandran and Madhu.Sending love,strength and my deepest condolences to your families.May god give strength in this moment of desolation. #Indian2@LycaProductions— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 20, 2020
Police are now investigating the cause of the tragedy. A sequel to Shankar’s 1996 vigilante crime thriller, ‘Indian 2’ is expected to screen sometime in 2021, though it is unclear whether Wednesday’s accident will set back its schedule.
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