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Bad day at the office: India five-star hotel valet crashes Lamborghini

Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:16 PM
 
In this photograph taken on September 23, 2013 an Indian dealership worker mops the floor near a Lamborghini luxury model of the Gallardo line in New Delhi.  A valet at a five-star hotel in the Indian capital caused 20 million rupees (S$415,762) worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall in front of horrified guests, the hotel and a report said on Thursday, July 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A valet at a five-star hotel in the Indian capital caused 20 million rupees (S$415,762) worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall in front of horrified guests, the hotel and a report said Thursday.

A photograph of the aftermath at Le Meridien hotel, published in the Times of India newspaper, showed the severely crumpled front end of the sleek white supercar with its hood forced up.

"We get all kind of luxury cars, important guests and hold outstanding events and this was something completely inadvertent," a hotel spokeswoman told AFP, saying the accident occurred last Thursday.

She said the valet had been working for 10 years and appeared to have lost control of the Italian speedster on the slippery forecourt after an early afternoon rain shower.

 
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