At least 12 people were injured in the afternoon when a carousel fell in the town of Havířov in the Moravian-Silesian region. Children are also among the injured, the news server Novinky.cz reported.
The fall of the chain carousel happened during the Havířov festivities in the local amusement park. Five crews of the medical emergency service and a rescue helicopter intervened on the spot. The condition of the injured persons was not immediately known.
According to the server Novinky.cz the upper part of the structure with the seats broke off from the carousel during the ride. It was probably a more extreme version of the chain carousel, on which the structure rose to a height of approximately 15 meters.
According to witnesses, a torn-off part of the carousel from such a height fell on the cash registers and destroyed them; According to them, several victims suffered broken legs.
The police announced that they would check who was the owner of the carousel, whether he had permission to operate it, who was operating the attraction at the time of the accident and what its technical condition was.
Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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