One person is dead, while seven others were injured after a ride at the Ohio State Fair broke, hurling several people through the air. Two of the injured riders are in critical condition.
A viral video shows where a portion of the Fire Ball ride broke off in mid-air around 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday. Several riders appear to tumble-down as a result after a portion of the ride broke off while it was suspended in the air.
Survivors were rushed to two local hospitals. Witnesses described the appalling scene which wrecked havoc on the yearly family event held in Columbus, Ohio.
“Everybody was running. I got ran over trying to get out of the way,” witness Kaylie Bellomy told CNN affiliate WCMH. “I just don’t think I’ll ever ride a ride ever again.”
Ohio governor John Kasich made the decision to shutter all fair rides and ordered an investigation.
Each year, the fair attracts several thousand visitors. Las year alone, the fair saw 920,000 attendees, organizers told the outlet. Several activities are expected to resume Thursday after new inspections on the rides take place.