Police said a high-rise hammock with several people including children crashed into a crowded fair in Dussehra grounds in Mohali in Punjab on Sunday.
A video of the incident is circulating, in which the swing can be seen slowly spinning and ascending. He stopped at a height and continued to spin, but instead of slowly descending, the free swing fell, injuring many people including children. The accident occurred at around 9:15pm on the eighth stage in Mohali on Sunday.
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Several people were seen swinging from their seats in the air due to the collision and a loud, panic-causing noise was heard.
An official said that the organizers of the exhibition had obtained permission to organize the event until September 4, however, a board of directors notifying the extension of the deadline was placed in the place that stated that September 11 was the deadline.
“What we have come to know so far is that they have the permission to organize the show. However, no one will survive if something is wrong on their part. Strict action will be taken as per the law,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Harsimran Singh Pal said.
About 10-15 people were injured and were taken to a civilian hospital in Mohali.
A police official claimed that instead of helping the wounded, people blamed officials for arriving late at the site. The official added that there were no ambulances at the fair, and there was some negligence on the part of the organizers.
Police said the cause is not yet known, and an investigation is still underway.