People fall off amusement ride at carnival

Five people who had gone to an amusement ride at a carnival in Thailand had a narrow escape as they were thrown off their seats while enjoying a joyride.

The Caribbean-themed ride at the carnival was all good until five people fell off their seats on the steel platform of the ride underneath.

It appears that the accident occurred after the safety bars came loose while the ride rotated towards the other side. The operators supposedly turned off the machine immediately.

Those who fell off their seats managed to get up from the steel platform and walked out of the premises of the fairground ride. One of them was a young boy who appeared to have hurt himself on the forehead.

The operator, meanwhile, apologised after the accident: “I was in charge at the control centre because my friend who also ran station went to the toilet and then had a break. I want to apologise to the people who were hurt and their family but I did not know much about the machine so I did not check anything before I started it.”

Police officials ordered for the ride to be temporarily closed and the owner’s licenses checked.