Indian carnival falls 50ft, injuring multiple people – including children – in gruesome video

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Several people, including at least five children, were injured after a high-rise swing at a fair in northern India malfunctioned and collapsed to the ground.

The horrific moment, caught on camera, happened around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday at the Dussehra fairground in the town of Mohali.

The spinning carousel moments before it hits the ground.
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The spinning carousel moments before it hits the ground.
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Video of the crash shows the high-rise spinning carousel slowly ascending a column. The swing stays at the top for a while before plummeting about 50 feet. The swing hits the ground, knocking several people out of their seats. Screams are heard as the scene unfolds in front of horrified attendees.

Good Samaritans helped load injured riders into police vans as there were no ambulances on the fairgrounds, local news outlet NDTV reported. At least 16 people were injured and taken to a civilian hospital in Mohali, according to the outlet.

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An eyewitness told the Hindustan Times that bouncers at the fair threatened those who tried to help and fair organizers “fleed the scene”.

The attraction was scheduled to close on August 31 but was recently extended until September 11.

The cause of the malfunction remains unclear at this time. Police have opened an investigation, saying they “will investigate and strict action will be taken against the culprits”.

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Mohali is located in the state of Punjab, about 160 miles north of New Delhi.

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