A man has gotten killed right in front of his own children inside an amusement park after a fairground ride collapsed.
It has been reported that a French dad has been killed in front of his kids when a fairground ride collapsed, leaving 12 others injured.
According to The Sun UK, the ride, which spins its occupants around in groups of two, crashed to the ground in France early on Saturday evening in Neuville-sur-Saone.
Multiple people hit the ground after they were thrown from their “pods”, including the man who died.
He is believed to be a 40-year-old father who was at the fair with his two children.
Four children were also injured in the accident, including an eight-year-old boy who was taken to hospital to be treated for serious wounds.
Laurent Buffard, the town’s deputy mayor, blamed a technical fault for the tragic accident.
He told French radio: “The carousel fell suddenly and hit the ground hard.”
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident.
The ride consisted of 14 “cars” that circled a central rotating carousel, spinning people around and lifting them up and down in groups of two.
The fair was closed after the accident and police were seen attending the site.
Last year, a 12-year-old boy near Liverpool fractured his skull after he was thrown from a fairground ride.
He was left with traumatic injuries and underwent a four-hour surgery.
Shortly after, six British theme parks were forced to close their pendulum-style rides after an 18-year-old American was thrown from one 30 feet into the air.
He died after the ride malfunctioned and his carriage crashed into the ground.