An alarming video has emerged online showing a malfunctioning fairground ride in India, causing a commotion among the crowds as it dramatically drops to the ground.
Although there were no fatalities in the terrifying event, approximately 10 individuals were hospitalized.
One bystander, who witnessed the entire event with dread, captured the moment on camera.
As per local accounts, five individuals received medical attention at public hospitals while another five were treated at private healthcare facilities after the occurrence.
On September 4th, 2022, they were relishing the festivities at the Mohali Trade Fair in the Punjab region.
Abruptly, the ride appeared to malfunction, causing passengers to plummet 50 feet.
The local police initiated an investigation into the mishap, but the staff members who were accountable for the upkeep and safety of the ride absconded.
However, the disturbing footage endures, depicting the moment when the ride starts to spiral out of control at its highest point.
Subsequently, as it starts to descend, the fairground ride hurtles toward the ground due to the malfunction.
Rather than decelerating the descent as intended, it continued to plummet, colliding with the ground with remarkable intensity.
The onlookers shrieked in horror as they witnessed the scene, comprehending what had just occurred before them, while those who remained on board were flung from their seats.
One eyewitness said: "We saw people falling from the swing when it went up. There were children and women sitting in it."
A few moments later, the crowds notified the authorities of the incident.
According to the Indian Express, Deputy Superintendent Harsimran Singh Bal stated later: "A carnival was being organised and the eyewitness told us that there was a technical snag in the swing and it had fallen."
He subsequently disclosed that a comprehensive investigation into the accident would be conducted.
Additionally, an inquiry was conducted to determine if the individuals who arranged the event had the necessary permission to do so.
Nevertheless, festival organizer Sunny Singh refuted the allegations and maintained that the ride had been in operation on numerous occasions.
He told the press: "We will find out how this happened."
"It seems there was a technical issue. Earlier too, we have organised several fetes but this has never happened."
"We will cooperate with the police and administration."