A high-rise swing with many people including children on it crashed at a crowded fair in Dussehra ground in Punjab’s Mohali on Sunday, the police said.
A video of the incident is going viral, where the swing can be seen spinning and slowly ascending. It stopped at a height and continued to spin, but instead of descending slowly, the swing free-falls, injuring several people including children. The incident took place at around 9:15 pm in Phase-8 in Mohali on Sunday.
10 persons, including children and women, were injured when a high-rise spinning joyride broke down and fell at the Dashera Ground, Phase-8 in Mohali. @ndtvpic.twitter.com/jus2JVc4X9
— Mohammad Ghazali (@ghazalimohammad) September 4, 2022
Many people were seen swinging out of their chairs into the air due to impact and a loud noise was heard causing panic.
Around 10-15 people suffered injuries and were taken to a civil hospital in Mohali.
A police official alleged that people instead of helping the injured, blamed the officials for arriving late to the spot. The official added that there were no ambulances at the fair and there was some negligence on the part of the organisers.
The police said the reason is not known yet, and an investigation is underway.