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A drop tower ride in India suffered a failure, its passenger platform free-fell circa 50 feet to the ground, and multiple riders had to be hospitalized.
FULL STORY (With Twitter Video): https://www.insider.com/video-park-ride-breaking-sending-riders-hurtling-50-feet-down-2022-9Video shows an amusement park ride malfunctioning, sending over a dozen riders hurtling 50 feet to the ground
A video posted on Sunday evening appears to show part of an amusement park ride in India crashing to the ground with dozens of people on board.
The ride was a "drop tower" attraction that broke at a fair in Mohali, a district of the Indian state of Punjab, according to local network NDTV. It malfunctioned around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, the broadcaster reported.
The attraction featured a tower and a circular platform, which spun as it ascended the tower. When it reached the top, it plummeted abruptly, smashing into the ride's bottom.
A clip of the incident was tweeted by Nikhil Choudhary, a journalist for Hindi-language broadcaster TV9, who filmed the video at the fair. ...
Around 50 people were on board the 50-foot tall attraction and half of them were injured, Choudhary told Insider. He estimated that 16 women and children were hospitalized. ...