Spinning Ride At Punjab Fair Comes Crashing Down From 50-Feet Height, Adults & Kids Injured

In a shocking incident that occurred in Mohali, Punjab, a high-rise swing which contained several people and children crashed to the ground at a fair. The video of the incident went viral on social media.

According to NDTV, the incident occurred at 9.15 PM on Sunday at the Dusshera ground in phase-8. The swing is seen spinning and gradually ascending. Then all of a sudden, the ride free-falls to the ground. Many people have been left injured by the accident.

15 people were on the ride when the incident occurred and the fall was from a 50-feet height. According to Times Now, no fatalities were reported, thankfully. But 10 people were left with head and neck injuries severe enough that they had to be rushed to the hospital.

There were allegedly some people who complained that enough safety measures were not taken. An FIR has been registered against the owners and organizers of the trade fair under Sections 323, 341, and 337. However, the accused people have been absconding.

The organizers had permission to carry on the trade fair until September 4 but they later extended the permission till September 11.

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“What we have come to know so far is that they had the permission to organise the show. However, no one would be spared if there is a mistake committed on their part. Strict action will be taken according to the law. We have admitted all the injured persons to the civil hospital,” said DSP Harsimran Singh Bal.

This incident has left several people online outraged. They slammed the organizers of the fair for being negligent of the risky joyrides. Here’s what some said:

Every year, with so many fairs being organized during festivals across the country, imagine what deep danger the people opting for these kinds of rides put themselves in. There is no way in which they would even get a hint that the ride is faulty. And for children to hop on these rides as well! The organizers should definitely be held responsible for this.

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