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Car of giant wheel comes crashing down in Andhra Pradesh, girl killed

The incident occurred at a fair in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur when a car of the giant wheel came crashing as its bolt gave away, witnesses allege.

india Updated: May 28, 2018 13:13 IST
IANS, Vijayawada
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A girl died on the spot while six others, including three children, sustained injuries in the giant wheel crash in Andhra Pradesh.(Video screengrab)

In a tragic incident, an eight-year-old girl died and six others were injured when a car of a giant wheel crashed in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur town on Sunday night, police said.

The incident occurred at the Robo Animals Exhibition when one of the cars of the giant wheel flew off as its bolt gave away.

The girl, identified as Amrutha, died on the spot while six others including three children sustained injuries and were admitted to a private hospital in the town.

The tragedy struck at the Exhibition Ground in Anantapur when Amrutha’s parents were video recording their daughter taking the ride . The video of the crash was widely shared on social media on Monday.

After the crash, visitors beat up the wheel operator. Police rescued and arrested him.

Relatives of the deceased and injured alleged that the accident occurred due to the operator’s negligence as he did not stop the wheel despite being alerted about the bolt being loose.

Police seized the giant wheel and registered a case against the wheel operator.

First Published: May 28, 2018 12:19 IST