Theme park ride in Chennai collapses, leaves one dead and nine injured

A 25-year-old man died and nine others were injured when a ride, called Disco Dancer crashed at Kishkinta theme park near Tambaram on Wednesday evening. The ride was carrying park workers, reported The Hindu.

Representational image. CNN News 18

Representational image. CNN News 18

While S Mani of Nallur village near Somangalam died on the way to hospital,  others have been admitted to a private hospital in Tambaram, the report added.

The amusement park staff said that a mechanical fault in the giant-wheel resulted in higher oscillation of the cabins that led to workers falling on the other side.

According to this report by India Today, Lokesh,  one of the 28 people to get into the test ride said that he and the others were forced to get into the ride. "We said we won't join, but we were forced to and after two rounds there was some weird noise. Many of us screamed and wanted to get off but the organisers went ahead with it," said Lokesh.

According to NDTV the cabins of the ride came crashing down from a height of nearly 15 feet. The police on Thursday evening arrested the owner of the park, Josh Punnish, and a manager on charges of criminal negligence that resulted in death.

Updated Date: May 12, 2016 22:57 PM