Story By: Alex Cope, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: AsiaWire
This is the horrific moment a free climber slips when a chunk of rock breaks in his hands sending him plunging into a canyon.
The shocking incident occurred at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in the Indian capital Delhi and the video has since been posted online.
In the clip, 30-year-old research assistant and Phd student Praveen Tiwari can be seen climbing the Parthasarathy Rocks on the university campus without any ropes or safety equipment.
Tiwari can be seen looking for hand grips and begins pulling himself up towards the top of the rocks when he suddenly loses his purchase.
He falls back and is sent crashing to the ground as his friend shouts in shock.
Police officials have now confirmed the 30-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Officials said there would be no investigation into the death as the video proved there was no foul play.
Tiwari was from the city of Jabalpur in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and had reportedly recently become a research assistant at JNU.
The Parthasarathy Rocks is the highest natural point in Delhi and is reportedly popular with students from the university.
Tiwari reportedly lived on the campus in accommodation for Phd students and research assistants.
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