Fairground accident injures five in the US
on 25/10/2013 09:48:38
An investigation is under way after an accident at the North Carolina State Fair left five people injured.
State Fair spokesman Brian Long said officials have received preliminary reports that the passengers were injured when the 'Vortex" ride started up again as they were getting off.
He added an ambulance was on the scene in Raleigh immediately, and that two of the injuries "appear to be serious; the other three not as serious".
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison told a news conference the injured riders ranged in age from 14 to 39.