10 yr old dies in a giant wheel accident, several injured

10 yr old dies in a giant wheel accident, several injured

10 yr old dies in a giant wheel accident, several injured

In a tragic incident, a 10-year-old girl died instantly after a giant merry-go-round wheel crashed at Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday night. Six others including three children were seriously injured in the accident.

One of the trolley cars of the giant wheel crashed after a bolt became lose and it came tumbling down from a height with children, as everyone watched in horror.

The girl who has been identified as Amrutha, had gone to the local fun fair popularly called an exhibition. It was organised at a junior college ground in Anantapur. The fair was crowded as it was a weekend evening and summer vacations are on.

The injured people have been admitted to Anantapur general hospital.Eyewitnesses claim they had noticed that the bolt was loose and alerted the wheel operator but he failed to act quickly as he was apparently drunk.

After the accident the locals caught the operator and beat him up. He was later rescued and handed over to the police. The district administration has ordered a probe into the accident.

Priya Ghosh

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