French fairground ride hurls man to death
A spinning carousel has crashed to the ground at a fairground in south-eastern France killing a man, and injuring 12 other people.
The 40-year-old man was riding in one of several pods on the attraction in Neuville-sur-Saone, north of Lyon.
Deputy mayor Laurent Buffard blamed a technical fault for the accident which he described as dramatic.
"The carousel fell suddenly and hit the ground hard," he told French radio. The man who died was thrown out on impact.
Four children were among those treated by medical staff, including an eight-year-old boy who was taken to hospital, local... read more
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