Mohali Joyride Accident: A shocking incident has happened in Mohali.
A joyride (drop tower) fell on the ground from a height of 50 feet during the ongoing festivities on Sunday evening at Dussehra ground in the city phase-8.
It is a matter of relief that there is no news of loss of life and property in this accident. Let us tell you that at least 10 people, including five children, have been seriously injured in the fall of the drop tower. The injured have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital and Fortis Hospital.
Those admitted to the civil hospital include 23-year-old Rajdeep Singh, 31-year-old Hitesh Kumar, 28-year-old Zeenat and 23-year-old Bhavna. At the same time, Jyoti Sharma (33), her daughter Manya Sharma (13), Sonam (32), Rajbir Dhabra (10), Bani Wadhwa (12) are undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital. One of the injured could not be identified till the filing of this news. Most of the injured have sustained back and jaw injuries, but all are said to be out of danger.
The festival, named ‘London Bridge’, was supposed to end on 31 August, but was extended to 11 September. Organizer Sunny Singh said, ‘We will find out how it happened. Looks like there was a technical problem. Earlier also we have organized many functions but it has never happened. We will cooperate with the police and administration.”
Jaspreet Kaur, an eyewitness, said, “We picked up the injured and took them to the hospital. There was no ambulance. Even the bouncers were trying to bully us. Later the employees of the Mela also fled from the spot.” Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sarabjit Kaur and Naib Tehsildar Arjun Grewal also reached the spot.
Harsimran Singh Bal, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who reached the spot, said, “Being a Sunday, there was a huge crowd at the function. We are trying to find out how this happened. A case will be registered accordingly.” Mohali Deputy Commissioner Amit Talwar said, “We will investigate and strict action will be taken against the culprits.”
मोहाली के एक मेले में बच्चों का झूला गिरा…हादसे की अभी पूरी जानकारी नहीं आई है…
— LP Pant (@pantlp) September 4, 2022