What was supposed to be a night of fun ended in tragedy for attendees at an amusement park in India after one of the attractions collapsed to the ground, injuring 16 people.
As reported IndiaToday, The dramatic accident occurred at the Dussehra Ground fair in Mohali, India, on September 4, when the rotating free-fall attraction spinning swing, with 50 people on board, it presented a fault and crashed to the ground suddenly from a height of 24 meters.
According to Hindustan Times, 16 people, including women and children, were hospitalized as a result of the mishap after suffering back and jaw injuries. However, they are reported out of danger.
Witness videos that surfaced on social media after the incident clearly show that the attraction initially worked perfectly.
— Nikhil Choudhary (@NikhilCh_) September 4, 2022
However, when the free fall began, the brakes failed, causing the circular platform on which the seats are mounted to rotate uncontrollably, subjecting the passengers to tremendous forces that were not without consequences.
After the terrifying accident, the local police began investigations into the cause of the mishap to establish responsibilities.
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