1 Dead, 6 Injured In Ferris Wheel Tragedy

posted by Bside - Grand Rapids - 

In a horrific accident at a fair in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur, one of the trolley cars of a giant merry-go-round wheel crashed into the ground on Sunday night, killing a 10-year-old girl. Six others, including three children were severely injured in the accident.

According to reports, the trolley car crashed after a bolt gave away sending it tumbling down.

While the 10-year-old died almost immediately, others are availing treatment at Anantapur general hospital.

Eyewitnesses claimed they had alerted the giant wheel operator about the loose bolt. However, he failed to act quickly as he was apparently drunk.

The fair was being organized at a junior college ground in Anantapur. As it was a weekend evening and summer breaks are on the fair was heavily crowded.

Angered over the incident, the locals caught the operator and beat him up. He was later rescued and handed over to the police.

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