Brazil actor seriously injured

Updated: Apr 08, 2012, 12:34 PM IST

Rio de Janeiro: A Brazilian actor almost hanged himself fatally while playing the part of Judas in a play and was taken to hospital in serious condition, online media said.

The accident occurred on Good Friday in the town of Itarare, 345 km west of Sao Paulo, where the actor Thiago Klimeck was acting the role of Judas.

Klimeck apparently made a mistake when he pulled the rope around his neck and the other actors failed to notice that he was unconscious and thought he was just acting, according to a report by security personnel cited on the G1 news portal.

But a few minutes later they realized that the actor was unconscious, and with the aid of an emergency management team they lowered him, freed him from the noose and rushed him to a nearby medical center.

IANS