Four individuals taken to hospital as fairground experience fails at Lambeth Country Show | EUROtoday

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Four individuals have been rushed to hospital after a fairground experience failed on the Lambeth Country Show in a critical incident described as “like a horror movie”.

Emergency companies have been alerted at round 6.20pm to reviews the experience had malfunctioned in Brockwell Park, south London, on Saturday.

Four individuals have been injured and brought to hospital. The Metropolitan Police mentioned it’s nonetheless awaiting an evaluation of their circumstances. It added that nobody is trapped on the experience.

An eyewitness informed MailOnline: “People were running towards us and crying and screaming … Saw a lady with blood streaming down her face. She had paramedics carrying her off the ride.

“As we were leaving they were putting up higher fences where someone was on the floor, they were being looked after by paramedics and the higher fences had black sheets around them and you couldn’t see so someone was very injured and they were giving them privacy.”

Another mentioned: “I am told a ride collapsed and all hell broke loose. It was horrific. The screams were terrible. Four people flew off and went through the air. It was like a horror movie.”

The Met mentioned enquiries into the incident are underway, with cordons in place within the space.

The power added that the Health and Safety Executive might be knowledgeable.

Describing the incident as “serious”, Lambeth Council mentioned a “thorough” investigation is being carried out into the reason for the malfunction of one of many funfair rides.

A spokesperson for the council added: “The situation is being closely monitored. The area around the ride is secure and the funfair has been closed … Additional safety inspections are being carried out on all rides and attractions at the show.”