Horror moment carnival carousel full of kids collapses in midair

SEVERAL people were injured after a chair carousel collapsed at a carnival.

Officials say at least 20 people on board – half of them children – were injured when the craft overturned while in full flight at a festival in Palma, Campania, Italy, on Sunday.

Footage shows the dramatic moment when the ride collapsed on Sunday

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Footage shows the dramatic moment when the ride collapsed on SundayPhoto credit: CEN
The damaged remains of the chair swing carousel in Palma, Campania, Italy

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The damaged remains of the chair swing carousel in Palma, Campania, ItalyPhoto credit: CEN

One driver, a 12-year-old girl, reportedly remains hospitalized in Naples after the incident.

Dramatic phone video footage of the drama shows the chair swing in operation before its base begins to wobble uncontrollably.

As the ride begins to rise, spectators begin to flee and the swing chair tips on its side, scattering its passengers.

Local police are now said to be investigating the accident at the Madonna delle Grazie (Our Lady of Graces) festival.

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They confiscated the fairground ride, and investigators currently believe structural failure may be to blame.

They are investigating a person allegedly responsible for the malfunction of the fairgrounds – a woman from nearby Poggiomarino – on charges of negligent injury.

They confiscated papers from her describing the fairground’s insurance policy and the last technical test of the carousel.

The mayor of Palma Campania, Nello Donnarumma, reported that the incident happened just a few hours before the planned dismantling of the fairgrounds.

The incident comes after three children were taken to hospital after a fairground ride was snapped in mid-air at Ataturk Park in Antalya, south-west Turkey.

Footage showed the children’s faces turning from joy to panic as they were locked in their seats as the ride stalled just moments after takeoff.

One of the injured youths said the ride “fly through the air” after it broke.

He told local media: “While we were swinging, a cable broke or something.

“The vehicle flew through the air and landed upside down.

“I hit my head and I also have bruises on my foot.”

Meanwhile, another drama captured the moment fairgoers were left hanging upside down 130 feet off the ground when a ride was cancelled.

Fun-seekers were stuck for up to 40 minutes when a new ride at a Russian amusement park broke during testing.

The ride, dubbed ‘Booster’, collapsed at Kyrlay amusement park in the city of Kazan, southwest Russia, last summer.

The base of the swing chair began to wobble before falling to the ground

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The base of the swing chair began to wobble before falling to the groundPhoto credit: CEN
Twenty of those on board were injured in the incident

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Twenty of those on board were injured in the incidentPhoto credit: CEN

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