See The Terrifying Video Of A Theme Park Ride Malfunction That Caused A Terrible Accident

Theme park rides are supposed to be terrifying in a fun way, not in the truly real way this one turned out to be.

By Chad Langen | Published

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Attendees at a theme park in Mohali, which is a district of the Indian state of Punjab, witnessed a shocking accident take place on a drop tower attraction that left several riders injured. According to, a viral video posted to Twitter showcases the terrifying incident that looks to be caused by some sort of equipment malfunction on the ride.

In the following video, the theme park attraction looks to initially be operating as intended. There’s a tall tower with a circular platform spinning as it reaches the top. Similar rides have the platform swirling at the tower’s peak for a few moments before slowly descending to the bottom to let riders off, but with this particular attraction, that wasn’t the case. Instead, the circular portion of the ride spins momentarily before rapidly plummeting downward and smashing into the ground. The screams that follow are something out of a nightmare.

There were approximately 50 people on board the 50-foot tall ride (some reports suggest it was as high as 80 feet) and close to half of them were injured, including 16 women and children who were hospitalized, according to The Indian Express. Fortunately, no fatalities have been reported at this time. The Hindustan Times reported that several children were being treated at Fortis Hospital which is a medical facility located near the theme park. Some reports suggest that several of the hospitalized victims sustained critical injuries including neck fractures, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Multiple outlets, including NDTV and the Hindustan Times, reported that there were no emergency vehicles on location at the theme park at the time of the accident. A journalist for the Hindi-language news network TV9, Nikhil Choudhary, said ambulances arrived shortly after the tragic incident.

Organizers of the theme park have blamed the accident on a technical issue. Amit Taylwar, Deputy Commissioner for the Mohali Police, stated that authorities would launch an investigation and take “strict action,” per the Hindustan Times. Police said the fair was originally supposed to wrap up on Sunday, September 4th, however, organizers had been granted an extension until September 11th. One of the organizers, Sunny Singh, intends to determine how the disaster occurred saying, “We will find out how this happened. It seems there was a technical issue.”

A number of eyewitnesses have spoken to various local news outlets following the horrifying incident at the theme park. According to some bystanders, the ride was operating without any issues prior to the accident. Once the disaster occurred, some guests immediately began rushing the injured to nearby hospitals, and police arrived on the scene shortly after. As of now, the cause of the accident is under investigation.

Theme park accidents happen far more often than we’d like to believe. Back in July, a 14-year-old girl died after a rollercoaster car came off the track at an amusement park in Denmark. In March, a 14-year-old boy fell to his death at an Orlando, Florida theme park. He was reportedly on a ride with a weight limit of 287. The victim, Tyre Sampson, weighed 383 pounds according to his autopsy. Thankfully, there were no deaths at the theme park in India. We hope authorities are able to determine the cause of the accident to prevent something similar from happening in the future.