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Hyderabad woman dies in paragliding accident in Himachal Pradesh, pilot arrested


A tourist from Hyderabad fell to her death in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, in a paragliding accident on Sunday, according to police. The pilot has been arrested by the police in the case of the death of the 26-year-old woman.

A tourist fell to her death while paragliding in Himachal Pradesh (Representative image) (Photo by Aqil Khan/HT_PRINT)

The police, in their reports, said that the pilot of the paragliding facility failed to properly secure the seat belt of the tourist, which led to her falling to her death from a considerable height during the paragliding session.

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The head of tourism, Sunaina Sharma, mentioned that the pilot was registered and the equipment used was approved, attributing the tragedy to negligence in ensuring the safety of the tourist.

Speaking to PTI, tourism official Kullu Sunaina Sharma said investigations suggest that “human error” led to the unfortunate accident. He said the site and equipment were approved, the pilot was checked in and there were no weather-related issues.

An autopsy was conducted on the body at the Kullu Regional Hospital and the body is being handed over to the family members for final rites, PTI reported.

Also, Kullu district collector Torul S Raveesh has launched a judicial inquiry into the incident. An FIR under sections 336 and 334 of the IPC has been registered at Patlikuhal police station.

After the mishap, all paragliding activities were suspended in Dobhi village of Kullu, where the incident took place.

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