Theme Park Ride Snaps In Half Leaving Two Dead, Dozens Injured

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WARNING: Confronting footage.

A confronting video is making its way around social media showing a theme park ride snapping in two, leaving two dead and dozens injured. 

The incident happened at Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad, India on Monday afternoon.

The video shows the Discovery ride completely snapping in half, dropping its 31 riders to the ground.

WARNING: This footage is confronting.

Ahmedabad Mirror reports fire department officials responded quickly to the scene however confirmed two people on board have died with 15 rushed to hospital with serious injuries. 

It has also been reported that police detained several employees of the company that operates the ride. 

Theme park Director Ghanshyam Patel told the publication that the four-year-old ride was checked regularly:

"All our equipment as well as maintenance certificates, police certification, fire NOC and other documents are in order. We have had continuous inspection and clearance from the authorities for the past four years and we have submitted the same to the police.

"We take all possible care with rides and allow only children above 12 years of age to ride. The ride broke but we cannot say how."

Image: Twitter / @shishir1986

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Written By Christina Cavaleri