Snapped crane drops four men 20 feet into water during religious ceremony
Provided By - Video Elephant on September 24, 2018
This was the moment a crane hook supporting four men taking part in a religious Indian ceremony snapped, dropping them into a pond from a height of 20 feet.
Local media reported that the men were rescued in time and rushed to a hospital, where they are recovering from their injuries. One of them suffered a fracture in both his legs.
The terrifying incident occurred during the local Ganesh festival celebration, a ceremony of worship for the clay idols of Ganesh. The celebration took place in Jammikunta town in Karimnagar district, Telangana state of India, and the four men - Nirnajan, Mahender, Praveen and Naresh Reddy – were trying to immerse a huge idol of Ganesh in the pond when the mental hook of the crane lowering them to the water snapped.
The local police have filed a case and are probing if mechanical failure or operator negligence led to the incident.