Two die in freak accident at amusement park in Ahmedabad

Twenty-nine people were injured as the ride in which they were seated collapsed

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Festivities turned into a tragedy in Ahmedabad on Sunday late evening when two persons died and 29 others were injured in a freak accident at Kankaria Amusement Park. The accident happened after the ride in which they were seated collapsed. 

The injured have been taken to nearby LG Hospital. Top police officers and Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra have reached the spot.

Majority of the visitors were observing the Gauri Vrat and Jaya Parvati Vrat being done by young girls. Girls do five-day fast once a year and it is believed that it helps them get a good life partner.

Mayor Bijal Patel confirmed that two persons had lost their lives. She said that an inquiry had been ordered and stringent action would be taken against the guilty. She claimed that the accident had occurred due to technical problem. 

This is a second incident of ride collapse in six months.

While Congress corporator Badruddin Sheikh alleged that necessary norms were violated and permissions not taken for the ride, Patel said that people should stop playing politics over deaths.