Video: Amusement Park Ride In India Kills 2 & Injures 27

July 15, 2019

Two people are dead and nearly 30 people were hospitalized in India on Sunday after a swinging amusement park ride broke in the air and crashed to the ground.

It happened around 540 p.m. (local time) at Kankaria Theme Park in Ahmedabad when the pendulum ride split in half while flying through the air, the Times of India reported. The deceased victims have been identified as Manali Rajvadi, 24, and Mohammed Zaid Momin, 22, the Times reported.

The ride, called Discovery, was about 20 feet off the ground when it snapped in half and plummeted to the ground, with a few people seated on the left of the ride crashing directly into a bar, according to the Times. Three people were critically injured, according to the newspaper.

Thirty-one people were on board when the pipe of the ride’s main shaft broke, and the Forensic Science Laboratory is investigating the cause, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation chief fire officer M.F. Dastoor told the newspaper.

Video of the incident shared on social media showed the moments the pipe broke and parkgoers rushed to the area. At the beginning of the clip, the ride is shown moving as usual. But after about 30 seconds, the ride is shown swinging to the right, with the steel pipe that holds the riders snapping.