One dead and seven people injured after malfunctioning ride in Ohio State...

One dead and seven people injured after malfunctioning ride in Ohio State Fair accident

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One man has died and seven people have been injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.

The horrifying accident took place on the Fire Ball ride on Wednesday evening, which was the opening day of the fair.

An 18-year-old male was killed on impact and five of the injured are reportedly in a critical condition and two are in a stable condition, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

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Footage of the incident shows part of the ride coming loose as it swung around and people being tossed out of their seats into the air.


He said: “I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life and that people were injured enjoying Ohio’s fair. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those grieving and injured.

“I have ordered a full investigation into this incident and have ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.” More on Mirror

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