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At least one dead after ride malfunctions at Ohio State Fair

By Sara Nealeigh • Jul 26, 2017 at 10:15 PM

At least one person is dead and several other injured after a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday night, according to reports.

Some of the victims were thrown from the Fire Ball ride around 7:20 p.m., Battalion Chief Steve Martin, a spokesman for the Columbus Fire Division, told the Columbus Dispatch. One person thrown from the ride was killed, five were in critical condition and two others were in stable condition.

Video shared on Twitter and YouTube shows the moment the incident occurred; where as the ride swings up, a row of seats breaks off and falls to the ground.

One of the injured was a 13-year-old child, according to NBC4.

The Ohio State Fair issued a statement on Twitter saying, "There has been a report of a ride incident. We are investigating and will report information as available."

The fair opened Wednesday and runs until Aug. 6.


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