THIS is the horror moment where a swinging carnival ride snapped in midair as terrified children fell to the ground.
Piercing screams from young thrill-seekers echoed through Ataturk Park in Antalya, south-west Turkey, when the huge attraction suddenly broke in two.
Shocking footage shows the children’s faces turning from joy to panic as they were locked in their seats as the ride stalled just moments after taking off over the weekend.
The clip appears to show children enjoying the commute before the seat section appeared to detach from the mechanical arm and crash to the ground nearby.
Firefighters rushed to the scene and were forced to cut injured and alarmed youths out of their seats when the restraint systems engaged.
Horrified parents rushed to help as children called for help and they were examined by first responders.
The three injured children – Mete Atik, Yakip Bilal Salarvan and Bugra Yagiz Koyun, all 11 – were taken to hospital with injuries from the freak accident, but thankfully no one died.
One of the injured children, Bugra, 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.”
Local authorities are investigating the incident.
It comes after six people, including three children, were hospitalized after a funfair ride at Planet Fun in Northern Ireland went out of control.
Witnesses said they were “traumatized” after young children, covered in blood, were pulled from the ride while pieces of metal were thrown into the air.
Meanwhile, dramatic footage showed 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.
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