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WorldTwo people killed, dozens injured as theme park ride snaps in half

00:35  16 july  2019
00:35  16 july  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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TWO people have been killed and dozens injured after a theme park ride snapped in half mid-air. Authorities have said that 27 people are being treated in hospital and at least two people have died. Disturbing images which have emerged today show bloodied bodies strewn across the ground

At least two people have been killed and dozens more injured after a theme park ride snapped in half in India. Shocking footage from the theme park shows the moments leading up to the incident, as well as people watching in horror as they hear the deafening crash of the ride as it hits the ground.

Two people killed, dozens injured as theme park ride snaps in half© Supplied Eyewitnesses and officials say it broke mid-swing due to the load. Two people have been killed and dozens injured after a theme park ride in India snapped in half in mid-air, sending the 31 people on board crashing to the ground.

The incident, which was captured on film, occurred on Monday on the 'Discovery' ride at the Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad.

The 20-metre high pendulum ride suspends riders off the ground from an overhead axis attached to the main column, with riders swung back and forth while simultaneously spinning.

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Two people have been killed and dozens more injured in a horror accident that saw a theme park attraction snap in half , throwing riders to the ground. The video shows the “Discovery” ride operating at the Kankaria Adventure Park , in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India on Sunday afternoon.

TWO people have been killed and dozens injured after a theme park ride snapped in half mid-air. Authorities have said that 27 people are being treated in hospital and at least two people have died. Disturbing images which have emerged today show bloodied bodies strewn across the ground.

The fire department conducted “swift disaster response operations”, with officials confirming two people had died and 15 others were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police inspector JM Solanki said the park had been evacuated and several employees from the company operating the ride had been detained.

Two people killed, dozens injured as theme park ride snaps in half© Supplied People rush to help those stuck on the ride.

Theme park director Ghanshyam Patel claimed the four-year-old ride was checked regularly and maintenance work was out on Monday.

“All our equipment as well as maintenance certificates, police certification, fire NOC and other documents are in order. We have had continuous inspection and clearance from the authorities for the past four years and we have submitted the same to the police,” he said, reports Ahmedabad Mirror.

“We take all possible care with rides and allow only children above 12 years of age to ride. The ride broke but we cannot say how.”

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