At least 16 people were injured when a ride at a fair in Mohali, India broke down due to a technical glitch. All were shifted to various hospitals in Punjab region.
Local media reported that the spinning wheel machine suddenly collapsed at high speed and hit the ground, injuring several people, including women and children.
For their part, the emergency services and some civilians on the ground performed all possible rescue operations and maneuvers to help the passengers get out who were trapped by the safety mechanisms of the machine game.
Initial reports indicated that at least 16 people were injured and 10 of them were shifted to different hospitals in the Punjab region.
Six Flags roller coaster accident injures several
Several people were injured on the Six Flags Great Adventure roller coaster Thursday night, August 25, according to New Jersey police.
A spokesperson for the Jackson Township Police Department told Fox News Digital The accident happened on the famous El Toro ride And while several people were taken to local hospitals for “bumps and bruises,” most injuries were minor, the spokesman added.
Audio provided by Broadcastify reveals that the injured participants went to the hospital for back and neck pain. Some refused medical aid on the journey.
El Toro is a wooden roller coaster that opened in 2006 at Great Adventure. It is currently the main roller coaster in the Mexican-themed section of the New Jersey amusement park.
It should be noted that El Toro is one of the best wooden roller coasters in America. With a steep drop of 76 angles, a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour and a height of 181 meters.
Additionally, Six Flags Great has the second-tallest height for wooden roller coasters at 176 feet, behind America’s Goliath.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs closed that attraction for study in 2021 after it partially derailed. However, no park visitors were injured in the incident.
Additionally, Six Flags commented in a statement at the time: “El Toro is expected to reopen this spring following extensive testing, internal and external expert inspections and state certification.” To this, so far, the media has not responded to the new accident.
Other recreational riding accidents
It should be noted that these are not the only cases of mechanical failure at parks and fairs around the world. In 2019, a ride at India’s Kankaria Adventure Park snapped in two mid-motion. Two people were also killed and 30 injured in the incident.
A few weeks ago there was another roller coaster accident at Legoland in Germany, in which around 30 people were injured when two trains collided.
Likewise, in Mexico, there have been several accidents at amusement rides, such as the one that occurred at the Chapultepec Fair on September 28, 2019, where the amusement ride “Chimera” derailed, killing two youths. Two others were injured.
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