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Mohali: At Least 10 Injured After 80-Ft High Swing Plummets Down, FIR Registered

On Monday, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered by the police against the organisers of the fair.

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An 80-feet high spinning swing in Punjab’s Mohali, with over a dozen people on it, broke down and fell at the Dusshera Ground in Phase-8 on Sunday evening, 4 September, injuring at least 10 persons, including children and women.

The victims received head and neck injuries and were rushed to the Phase-6 Civil hospital.

On Monday, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered by the police against the owners and organisers of the fair under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), SHO Rajesh, Phase 8 Police Station, Mohali said.

Teams are conducting raids to nab the organisers, who are absconding since Sunday night, police said, ANI reported.

Doctors said that five patients, three male and two female adults, have been admitted to the hospital. Five other people were admitted to a private hospital in Phase-9.

However, no ambulance was present at the spot either.

The bouncers and the management staff fled the spot, The Tribune reported.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Superintendent of Police City 2, HS Bal, said that the ride was owned by Jaipur-based Mukesh Sharma and that the management has been called to record the statement.
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Mohali's Deputy Commissioner Amit Talwar was quoted as saying, "The injured have been rushed to the Civil hospital. We are investigating the matter and action will be taken soon."

At least 15 persons were on the swing, as per eyewitnesses.

Accoridng to an official, the organisers of the fair had permission to organise the event only till 4 September. However, a board notifying the extension of the deadline of the fair was put up at the spot mentioning 11 September as the last date.

A Civil Hospital doctor was also quoted as saying that the five people admitted "were not in a serious condition," ANI reported.

(With inputs from The Tribune and ANI.)

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