Terrible moment Fairground ride falls 50 feet to the ground in India, leaving 15 injured

Horrifying moment as the rides at India’s fairgrounds plummet 50ft and injure 15 people – before carnival organizers ‘flee the scene’

  • Several people are hospitalized with head and neck injuries in India’s Punjab region
  • Footage shows the spinning drop tower decelerating before falling
  • The impact knocks thrill-seekers out of their seats as it crashes onto the platform

This is the moment a carnival ride crashes after falling almost 50 feet to throw thrill-seekers from their seats at a carnival in northern Indian Punjab.

Carnival management staff and fairground bouncers fled after the impact, local media reported, and police launched an investigation into the cause of the accident at Phase-8 of Mohali district on September 4.

Footage showed the spinning drop tower losing speed before plummeting instead of slowing down.

The impact knocks carnival goers out of their seats as it collides with the platform.

Spectators can be heard screaming alongside the ride and watch as their loved ones fall straight down without stopping.

Between 15 and 16 people were injured in the accident, including children, five were taken to a nearby hospital.

A high-rise ride fell nearly 50 feet at a carnival in northern Indian Punjab, injuring at least 15 people

The impact knocks thrill-seekers out of their seats as it crashes onto the platform

A high-rise ride fell nearly 50 feet at a carnival in northern Indian Punjab, injuring at least 15 people

Footage showed the spinning drop tower decelerating before falling to the ground

Spectators can be heard screaming alongside the ride

Footage showed the spinning drop tower decelerating before falling to earth, rather than slowing down. Spectators can be heard screaming from beside the ride as it crashes onto the platform

“A carnival was organized and the eyewitness told us there was a technical snag in the swing and it fell down,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Harsimran Singh Bal told the Indian Express.

Three men and two women were admitted to the Stage 6 Civil Hospital after the fall with head and neck injuries.

The Mohali Trade Fair, which has now closed, was set to continue until September 11 this year.

Mohali Deputy Commissioner Amit Talwar said authorities were conducting an investigation into whether the organizers had permission to hold the carnival.

He said the joyride was owned by Mukesh Sharma from Jaipur.

Operators often move their attractions from town to town, and local fairs spring up throughout the region.

Sunny Singh, one of the organizers of the festival, told Hindustan Times they have run the ride many times before, but “this has never happened”.

He said he intends to cooperate with the police.

An injured girl is pictured after the accident. Between 15 and 16 people were injured in the accident, including children, five of whom were hospitalized

An injured girl is pictured after the accident. Between 15 and 16 people were injured in the accident, including children, five of whom were hospitalized

Family members and friends rushed to the aid of the victims of the fall after the incident

Carnival management staff and fairground bouncers fled the scene after the impact, local media reported

Family members and friends rushed to the aid of the victims of the fall after the incident. Carnival management staff and fairground bouncers fled the scene after the impact, local media reported

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Emma Colton

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