Video footage shows the terrifying moment a ride at Kankaria Amusement Park in Ahmedabad, India, broke in half on Sunday afternoon.
Video recorded on a bystander’s cell phone shows the pendulum-style amusement ride swinging back and forth with riders in tow when suddenly it breaks in half, slamming into the frame of the ride and falling to the ground.
“Twenty-nine people were brought to the hospital, out of whom two died,” Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel told reporters. Fourteen of the injured are in critical condition.
Manali Rajwadi, 24, and Mohammad Javed, 22, have been identified as the two individuals who died during the accident.
Clips of the moments following the initial event were also posted online, showing individuals still strapped to their seats with blood on their clothes as rescue workers and bystanders help them to safety.
Authorities evacuated the park following the event, and several employees who worked for the company that operated the ride were detained, according to reports.
Vijay Nehra, Ahmedabad municipal commissioner, said an investigation was begun immediately to discover the cause of the accident.
“Police, along with a forensic team, reached the spot to find out the reasons behind the accident,” he said.
Reports state that authorities will also investigate whether or not the park had a license to operate the ride.