Horror as children among 20 injured during carousel collapse at Russian fairground | The Sun
AT LEAST 20 have been injured – mostly children – after a fairground carousel collapsed in Russia today.
The casualties have been rushed to hospital from the park in Orenburg, east of Moscow and three are reported to be in a serious condition.
Police and emergency services are on the scene and investigating what happened, TASS reported.
According to Russia's regional Ministry of Internal Affairs about 20 people were injured, most of whom were children.
"The police received a message about the accident, in which approximately 20 people were injured, including minor children," the statement says.
Fifteen people have been taken to hospital as a result of the carousel collapse and three are in a critical condition.
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There are currently no reported fatalities.
According to local sources, the carousel had only recently been installed in the amusement park.
"In Orenburg, in Orenpark, a carousel collapsed, about 15 people were injured, most of them children," the source said.
Shocking footage shows the panicked punters scrambling to help the injured soon after the incident.
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Terrified people can be seen running to and from the broken structure.
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