Over 50 people were injured after a swing broke mid-air and crashed down from a height of 50 feet in Punjab’s Mohali during a fair on Sunday. Among the injured were several children and women. They were rescued and rushed to a local hospital soon after the incident.
A video of the incident has now gone viral that shows the swing free-falling after breaking off mid-air. The impact of the fall was so high that many people were thrown out of their chairs.
According to an official, the organisers of the fair had permission to organise the event till September 4. However, a board was put up at the spot which mentioned September 11 as the deadline.
Locals present at the fair claimed no safety measures were taken in the conduct of the fair.
“Their private bouncers came nearly 20 minutes late. There was a lady who was their head. She said that nobody is dead. Who will take responsibility for the incident? How is this business running without the availability of any medical aid? The public is being stopped by the police. Nearly 50 people would be injured. There were no safety measures taken. No senior official reached the spot,” a local said.
When contacted, DSP Harsimran Singh Bal said, “What we have come to know so far is that they had the permission to organise the show. However, no one would be spared if there is mistake committed on their part. Strict action will be taken according to law. We have admitted all the injured to the civil hospital.”
Further investigation into the incident is underway.