15 school students were injured, six seriously, when the connecting rope of a "swirl ride" snapped in a reputed amusement park at Salt Lake in Kolkata today.
Nicco Park, where the incident occurred, is a popular landmark in the city and is similar to the famous Appu Ghar, an amusement park in Delhi.
According to reports, there was chaos till police arrived at the site. Angry relatives of the victims blamed the authorities for the incident, alleging poor maintenance at the park. "The locals
informed police who immediately came to the spot, rescued the injured
and sent them to hospitals. The park officials did nothing to help
them," a man, who came to the park with his son, told IANS.
Officials, though, cited overcrowding on the slide as the reason for the mishap.
Deputy Commissioner (HQ) of Bidhannagar commissionerate Subrata Banerjee said that the six injured students, all minors, were admitted to the Calcutta Heart Research Centre.(With inputs from Agencies)