Fairground ride collapses in ‘major incident’ with multiple people injured

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Multiple people have been injured following the collapse of a fairground ride in Northern Ireland, reports say.

The incident is believed to have taken place at Carrickfergus Harbour, where 'Planet Fun' is running until mid-August.

None of the injuries are thought to be serious at this stage, according to reports from the Causeway Coast Community.

Pictures have emerged showing emergency vehicles attending the scene.

Planet Fun have released a statement on social media, saying: "Important update. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Planet Fun will be closed tonight for the 7.30-10.30pm session.

"All tickets will automatically be refunded. Further updates will follow."

A woman who attended the fairground on Saturday and witnessed the collapse said: "I was on the ride with all the children, one very badly hurt, one hurt ankle and one in bad shock. Absolutely terrifying will never be back."

It is believed the incident happened while a Planet Fun ride was operating.

The incident occurred on the 'Top of the World' ride, according to reports.

Witnesses on social media have confirmed that at least four children were injured.

Speaking to Belfast Live, Stewart Dickson, Alliance MLA for East Antrim said that ambulances have been dispatched to Harbour Car Park where the collapse occurred.

Mr Dickson added: "Wish to express my concern at this breaking news hope that early indications are that injuries are not serious. I will be expecting a full investigation from the Health and Safety Agency and the local MEA Council."

"I will be expecting a full investigation from the Health and Safety Agency and the local MEA Council."

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