A carousel accident happened this Sunday afternoon in Bapaume (Pas-de-Calais). Eight people were injured and about 30 firefighters were mobilized.
A crawler-quality carousel derailed and resulted in a collision of the engine gondolas at the Baupame fair around 4:30 pm There were dozens of customers on board at the time of the accident The Courrier Picard.
The victims are six children and adolescents from 6 to 16 years old and two adults from 46 to 50 years. Five of them were injured and were in a relative state of emergency. They were admitted to the hospital.
– Elora Waguet (@EloraWg) April 7, 2019
An open investigation
"We heard a big boom, the carousel went on for another one or two laps and then stopped" told a witness of the facts The voice of the north. His wife and 3-year-old daughter were in the arena at the time of the accident. Fortunately they were not injured.
An investigation has been initiated to determine the precise causes of this accident.