Frenchman dies after fairground ride collapse

A Frenchman died on Saturday after a fairground ride in central France collapsed, a local official said.

Frenchman dies after fairground ride collapse
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The accident happened on an attraction consisting of 14 pods attached to a central rotating carousel which went up and down, said Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone near Lyon.

The collapse resulted in the pods hurtling to the ground and the occupants being thrown out.

It was not clear if the man, who was at the fair with his two children, had been on the ride or was a by-stander.

An investigation has been launched.

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