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Fairground Ride Crashes To Ground In Horrifying Video

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Fairground Ride Crashes To Ground In Horrifying Video

Scary footage filmed at an amusement park shows the moment a fairground ride broke and came crashing to the ground with multiple riders on board.

A number of passengers had been strapped in to enjoy the swinging pendulum-style ride when it malfunctioned at the Ataturk Park, in the district of Muratpasa in the south-western Turkish province of Antalya, over the weekend.

In the clip, riders - including children - could be seen flying back and forth before a huge crash sounded and chaos broke out, with members of the public running over to where the seat section of the ride had fallen to the ground.

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The circular section filled with seats appeared to have broken off its arm and landed upside-down, leaving the passengers trapped behind the restraints.

Children could be heard shouting in panic as people tried to free them from the holds, though incredibly none of the passengers were fatally injured in the incident.

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Firefighters arrived on the scene to help free the children from the seats, with images showing them left hanging with their feet in the air.

The circular section filled with seats appeared to have broken off its arm and landed upside-down, leaving the passengers trapped behind the restraints. Credit: CEN
The circular section filled with seats appeared to have broken off its arm and landed upside-down, leaving the passengers trapped behind the restraints. Credit: CEN

After being freed, the riders were checked over by first-aiders. Other images from the park show one rider being carried away on a stretcher by paramedics, with what appears to be a neck brace wrapped around his throat.

Three children, identified as 11-year-olds Mete Atik, Yakip Bilal Salarvan and Bugra Yagiz Koyun, were found to have been injured as the seats detached from the metal arm of the ride. All three were taken to hospital for treatment.

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Speaking to local media following the incident, Bugra expressed belief a 'cable or something broke' while the riders were swinging on the ride.

"The ride flew through the air and landed upside down. I hit my head and I also have bruising on my foot," he continued.

Ataturk Park is listed in Trip Advisor's top 30 attractions in Antalya, with a description dubbing it a 'wonderful park, huge, clean [and] perfect for a relaxing walk with marvellous views over the Mediterranean'.

Three riders were taken to hospital for treatment after the crash. Credit: CEN
Three riders were taken to hospital for treatment after the crash. Credit: CEN
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Images from the park show a number of fairground attractions, with one reviewer describing how their children 'enjoyed the play areas while the grown ups enjoyed a coffee'.

Another commented: "It's wonderful. Here you [and] your family can enjoy. Here [are] attractions for children."

Authorities in the area have launched an investigation to determine how the ride malfunctioned.

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Featured Image Credit: CEN

Topics: News, World News, Viral

Emily Brown
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