Greater Noida, Apr 7: Twin tragedies struck the inauguration of Great Adventure Mall here today when a bungee jumping trainer fell to death while performing a stunt and former Miss India and Bollywood actress Sayali Bhagat suffered fractures in a car racing event.
The bungee jumping trainer, identified as Shailendra Kumar, met with gruesome death when the rope supporting him snapped near the seventh floor of the Great Adventure Mall, police said.
Horrified onlookers saw Kumar hurtling to death from that height when he was trying to perform the stunt.
Former Miss India and Bollywood actor Sayali Bhagat, 28, who was present at the inauguration of the mall, sustained hairline fracture after the jeep she was riding overturned, they said.
Bhagat was participating in a jeep racing event at the mall.
Both of them were taken to a private hospital where Kumar was declared brought dead.
The accident occurred soon after Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay had left after inaugurating the Adventure Mall.
On its part, the AMR company which has built the Adventure Mall clarified there was no "negligence" on part of the management.
A spokesperson for AMR company told India TV over phone : "The mishap occured because of the negligence on part of the stuntman. He was asked to come by the staircase, but he tried to lower himself with a rope."