MP: Two injured as Para-glider crashes minutes after take-off

ANI | Updated: Feb 27, 2018 04:42 IST

Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb 27 (ANI): On the last day of the 'Jheel Mahotsav' here, two people were injured after a para-glider crashed as soon as it took off.

The two onboard, identified as Mansi and Rajendra, were rescued immediately by a safety team, and escaped with minor injuries. The two were then taken to a hospital in the vicinity by an ambulance.

The crash took place reportedly due to a technical fault and the two on board fell from a height of 25 feet.

"The incident happened during 'Jheel Mahotsav' in Gandhi Sagar. One of the para-motors crashed due to technical fault. Two people received minor injuries in the crash," Mandsaur Superintendent of Police (SP) Bharat Bhushan told ANI.

On a related note, the Jheel Mahotsav, which commenced on February 10, was organised by the state tourism department, and includes a number of activities and adventure sports. (ANI)