Kids scream as funfair ride collapse injures 9 – with victim dangling in mid-air

Nine people, including three children, were badly injured after a fairground ride became detached from its base and collapsed upon a crowd that had gathered beneath it.

The terrifying Final Destination-style incident unfolded in Bojaca, Colombia on Good Friday (7 April).

Eyewitnesses described seeing the ride come away from its base and crumple under the strain of the weight, with several people trapped in the caged pods.

In footage of the disaster, the ride appears to have toppled onto one side, with workers and onlookers helping the victims trapped in the pods.

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One person is seen left dangling in the air in terrifying scenes.

Two of the injured were treated for neck injuries and cuts at a hospital, but there have been no further updates on their condition.

The fire department has launched an investigation into the incident to determine whether organizers followed all relevant safety protocols prior to the collapse.

A spokesperson for the Cundinamarca Fire Department, said: "Nine people have been assessed, three of whom were minors. It was necessary to transfer two people, due to cervical trauma and lacerations, to health centres.

"It was necessary to transfer two people, due to cervical trauma and lacerations, to health centres."

Helpers at the scene advised the trapped riders not to make any sudden movements in case they the structure was to collapse further.

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The incident has raised concerns about the safety of fairground rides in the area, with some pointing the finger at potentially lax regulations and safety procedures.

The launched investigation will focus on whether the organizers followed all relevant safety procedures before and during the ride.

Last September, chilling footage captured the moment a thrill ride in India hurtled out of control and crashed into the ground, leaving dozens injured.

On that occasion some fifty people were left injured after the spinning fairground ride malfunctioned and plunged some 80ft.

People were heard screaming in the chilling clip seconds before the ride crashed to the ground.

Several children were among those hurt as paramedics rushed the wounded to local hospitals following the horrific incident, but thankfully no one was killed.

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