A game of “flying chairs” from an amusement park in Russia it collapsed and more than 20 people, mostly children, were injured. There is still no certainty whether or not there have been any deaths.
The images, which have gone viral on the net, show how the top of the game gives way and, consequently, crashes into its own base, destabilizing the seats.
The incident occurred on Saturday, May 6, during celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union in Orenburg’s Oren Park, local media such as Interfax and Fontanka reported.
The number of victims varies according to the vehicle. The “Vargas report” site, for example, reported that there were 21 injured and one dead, but most of the others -like those mentioned above- indicated that there were actually between 15 or 20 and that there are no been dead regret.
What the Interior Ministry has confirmed is that most of the injured are children and that many of them were taken to hospital by their families without waiting to be treated on the spot.
Of the wounded, at least three are in “serious” conditions and, according to the region’s health minister, Tatyana Savinova12 would be hospitalized.
The mayor’s office reconfirmed the information, assuring that “some Orenburg residents, without waiting for an ambulance, took the victims to hospitals on their own.”
According to the office, the first two resuscitation vehicles reached the scene within 6 minutes and a total of ten ambulance crews worked in the park.
The causes of the accident
According to initial reports, the cause of the crash is believed to be a mechanical failure in the game.
Orenburg initiated a criminal case against the park under the articles “negligence, gross negligence damage to health” and “provision of services that do not meet safety requirements.”
“It is clear that the concessionary company, which guaranteed the safety of the attractions and compliance with all the necessary procedures before they start, has serious doubts. Their performance, that of the technical service and all interested parties will be assessed by specialists. It is possible that the concession agreement will be terminated,” said the head of the Orenburg administration, Sergei Salmin.
The emergency situation with the game in the park and the victims were reported to journalists of the press service of the regional Interior Ministry.
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