Sunday 4 December 2016

Bystanders hold up collapsing rollercoaster and save six children

Published 26/08/2016 | 22:36

The ride collapsed at the Bartow County Fair in Cartersville, Georgia, in the US
The ride collapsed at the Bartow County Fair in Cartersville, Georgia, in the US

Bystanders held up a children's rollercoaster that had begun to collapse, allowing six children and one adult to escape, officials in Georgia, in the US, said.

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Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner spokesman Glenn Allen said the group held the Oriental Express rollercoaster in place on Thursday until wood or cement blocks could be put in place to stabilise it.

A video posted on social media shows more than a dozen people holding up the rollercoaster at the Bartow County Fair in Cartersville.

Mr Allen said there were no injuries, and a track malfunction was likely to have been the cause of the accident. The ride has been dismantled.

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