A swinging, circular pendulum ride in western India has killed two and left dozens more critically injured after breaking apart mid-air earlier this week.
The shocking accident, which was caught on video, took place at Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on July 14.
— Shishir Choudhary (@shishir1986) July 14, 2019
In the video, the ride, which was called “Discovery,” can be seen functioning normally as it begins.
Seconds later, however, its main pendulum arm breaks mid-air, dropping patrons to the ground.
According to Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel, the unfortunate event left two dead and 29 critically injured. It’s unclear if all 32 seats of the ride were occupied at the time.
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શ્રી @PradipsinhGuj એ જણાવ્યું હતું કે એમ્યુઝમેન્ટ પાર્કમાં અકસ્માતે રાઈડ તૂટી હતી .આ રાઇડની ક્ષમતા ૩૨ લોકોની હતી તે પૈકી ૩૧ લોકો તેમાં સવાર હતા. આ અકસ્માતથી બે લોકોના મૃત્યુ થયા છે અને ૨૯ લોકો એલ.જી હોસ્પિટલમાં સારવાર હેઠળ છે.@AmdavadAMC @vnehra
— Office Of Bijal Patel (@BijalPatelOffc) July 14, 2019
Meanwhile, Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra announced that a criminal investigation is underway.
So far, six people — including the managing director of the company running the theme park — have been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, NDTV reported.
I have instructed AMC officials to file an FIR with City Police so that we can have a criminal investigation with the help of forensic experts and determine exact reason of the accident.
We need to fix accountability for such horrific accidents.
— Vijay Nehra (@vnehra) July 14, 2019
Featured Images via Twitter / @shishir1986