The giant wheel went out of control during a trial ride on Wednesday.(Screen grab from video tweeted by ANI)
The giant wheel went out of control during a trial ride on Wednesday.(Screen grab from video tweeted by ANI)

Two arrested after man dies in accident at Chennai amusement park

Police arrested two people on Thursday on charges of negligence after a 20-year-old man was killed in an accident at an amusement park in Chennai.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2016 10:41 PM IST

Police arrested two people on Thursday on charges of negligence after a 20-year-old man was killed in an accident at an amusement park in Chennai.

Around 20 workers at Chennai’s Kishkinta park were part of a trial ride on a new giant wheel — the Disco Dancer — when it swung out of control on Wednesday night.

Manikandan, a native of Somangalamnallur a village near the Tamil Nadu capital, suffered head injuries and was declared dead at a hospital. Another worker is in a critical condition.

Josh Punnish, the owner of the park, and a manager were arrested. According to police reports, the workers — from nearby villages — said they were forced to undergo the trial ride.

A nine-year-old NRI girl died after falling into an automated swimming pool at the same park in 2013.

In 2012, a flight attendant with now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines died after she was thrown off a ride at another amusement park on the outskirts of Chennai.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP