Mohali Swing Accident: During the Mohali Trade Fair (London Bridge) fair at the Dussehra Ground, Phase-8 in Mohali, Punjab, about 50 people were injured when the drop tower swing broke down. The swing reportedly broke from a height of about 50 meters and crashed to the ground.
After breaking the swing, there was a stampede among the people. However, no one was injured in the stampede. The injured have been admitted to the hospital after the accident.
The incident happened at around 9 pm, when the drop tower swing was moving very fast. Due to a sudden technical failure, the swing lost balance and fell at a very high speed. Several women and children were seriously injured in the accident, bleeding started from their mouth and ears.
The people present on the spot immediately took the injured to the hospital in their vehicles. Police has also reached the spot and is engaged in relief operation. It is being told that Delhi Events, the organizing company of the fair, is going to organize a similar fair in Gurugram and Panchkula in September itself and in Chandigarh in December.
There was more crowd as it was a Sunday
“We will find out how it happened and it seems that there was a technical problem. Earlier also we have organized various festivals, but this sort of incident has never happened. Still, we will find out the reason and cooperate with the administration and police,” Sunny Singh of Delhi Events Company, the organizer of the fair, said.
DSP Harsimran Singh said that due to being a Sunday, there was a lot of crowd in the fair.
“We are trying to find out how it happened,” he said.