A swinging and spinning amusement park ride has broken apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair, hurling people through the air, killing a man and injuring seven others.
Three of the injured were in a critical condition, authorities said.
The fair is about the best things in life and tonight with this accident it becomes a terrible, terrible tragedy,’ said Ohio governor John Kasich.
The man who was killed was one of several people who were thrown off when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned, Columbus Fire Battalion chief Steve Martin said.
Dramatic video captured by a bystander shows the ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off, throwing riders to the ground.