A crane accident at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, India has left one person dead and another seriously injured. The accident occurred during a performance at the Silver Jubilee function of Vistex Asia Software company.
Date: Friday, January 19, 2024 Location: Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, India Event: Silver Jubilee function of Vistex Asia Software company Casualties: One death, one serious injury
CEO Killed, Chairman Injured in Crane Collapse at Ramoji Film City
Tragedy Strikes During Corporate Event at World’s Largest Film City
Ramoji Film City, the world’s largest integrated film city and a popular tourist destination in Hyderabad, India, was the scene of a tragic accident on Thursday evening. A crane collapsed during a corporate event, killing the CEO of a private firm and injuring its Chairman.
The accident occurred during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Vistex Company. The guests were being lowered from a height onto the dais when the strings broke and the crane compartment carrying them collapsed.
The victim was identified as Sanjay Shah, CEO of Vistex Company. The injured, Vishwanatha Raju, the company’s Chairman, was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
Police have registered a case against the management of Ramoji Film City and are investigating the cause of the accident.
Ramoji Film City is spread over 1,666 acres and has been the setting for thousands of films, TV shows, and commercials. It is also a popular tourist destination, offering a variety of attractions, including theme parks, gardens, and museums.
This is not the first time that a crane accident has occurred at Ramoji Film City. In 2013, a crane collapsed during the filming of a movie, injuring two people.
The accident has raised concerns about safety measures at the film city. Authorities have said that they will conduct a thorough investigation and take necessary action to prevent such accidents from happening in the future.
Ramoji Film City Safety Measures
In the wake of the accident, Ramoji Film City has announced that it will be reviewing its safety measures. The film city has a team of safety experts who regularly inspect all equipment and machinery. However, the accident has highlighted the need for even more stringent safety measures.
- Sanjay Shah, CEO of Vistex Asia Software Company (deceased)
- Viswanathraj, Chairman of Vistex Asia Software Company (seriously injured)
Description of the Accident
A crane accident occurred during a performance at Ramoji Film City, resulting in one death and one serious injury. The accident happened during the Silver Jubilee function of Vistex Asia Software company.
According to reports, a wooden stage was elevated 20 feet above the ground by a crane for an aerial act. The stage was held in place by a 6mm iron wire with two layers on both sides. During the performance, one side of the wire snapped, causing the stage to fall.
Abdullahpurmet Police have registered a case and an investigation is currently underway.
About Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is an integrated film studio facility located in Hyderabad, India. It is spread over 1,666 acres and was founded by Ramoji Rao in 1996. It is one of the largest film studio complexes in the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What caused the accident?
A: The accident was caused by the snapping of a wire that was holding a stage in place.
Q: Who were the victims of the accident?
A: The victims of the accident were Sanjay Shah, CEO of Vistex Asia Software Company, who died, and Viswanathraj, Chairman of Vistex Asia Software Company, who was seriously injured.
Q: Is Ramoji Film City still open?
A: Yes, Ramoji Film City is still open.