A high-rise swing with many people including children on it crashed at a crowded fair on the Dussehra estate in Punjab’s Mohali on Sunday, police said.
A video of the incident is going viral, as the swing can be seen spinning and slowly going up. It stopped at a height and continued to spin, but instead of descending slowly, the swing fell freely, injuring several people including children. The incident happened around 9:15pm at Stage 8 in Mohali on Sunday.
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Several people were seen swinging out of their seats into the sky due to the impact and a loud noise was heard causing them to panic.
Fair organizers were allowed to hold the event until September 4, however, a notice of extension of the deadline was put up right where it was mentioned September 11 as the deadline. , an official said.
“What we know so far is that they have been allowed to hold the show. However, no one will be forgiven if there is a mistake on their part. There will be strict action according to the law,” said Deputy Director. of Police Harsimran Singh Bal said.
About 10-15 people were injured and taken to a civilian hospital in Mohali.
A police official alleges that residents, instead of helping the injured, blamed the officials for being late. The official added.
Police said the reason was still unknown and an investigation was underway.