Horrific footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment a popular ride at an Indian theme park snaps in half. In the graphic clip, the swinging pendulum-style ride can be seen moving back and forth normally before the main shaft broke in two, causing 31 people strapped on board to quickly plummet to the ground.
WARNING: This footage is graphic, and people have died in this incident. Watch with caution.
The incident— which occurred on July 15 at Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad— resulted in the tragic death of two people in their twenties who, according to state minister Pradipsinh Jadeja, were killed instantly.
Reports have now surfaced claiming that a further 15 rider goers were rushed to hospital with severe injuries.
Since the shocking incident occurred at around midday, park officials have claimed the incident was unexpected seeing as the ride was regularly serviced and maintained.
“All our equipment as well as maintenance certificates, police certification, fire NOC and other documents are in order," director Ghanshyam Patel said. "We have had continuous inspection and clearance from the authorities for the past four years and we have submitted the same to the police.”
Investigations are underway.