At least one person has died and seven others have been injured after passengers were hurled from a spinning ride in the US state of Ohio. The accident took place on the Fire Ball ride, on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair.
A graphic video circulated on Twitter shows the ride swinging from side to side before parts of it appear to break off, hurling passengers through the air. Three of the injured remain in a critical condition in hospital.
Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich said on Twitter he was “terribly saddened” by the accident and that he had ordered a “full investigation”. He has ordered that all fair rides be shut down as investigations are completed.