VIDEO: Merry-go-round breaks, sending kids flying and leaving 12-year-old with head injuries

A horrifying accident at a fair in Serbia leaves a 12-year-old girl critically injured as a merry-go-round breaks apart, triggering investigations and arrests.
A horrifying accident at a fair in Serbia leaves a 12-year-old girl critically injured as a merry-go-round breaks apart, triggering investigations and arrests.
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A 12-year-old girl was critically injured when a merry-go-round broke, sending kids flying.

Horror CCTV footage shows the moment when the ride fell apart.

Fairgoers were dropped at speed and landed with a thud.

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Some of them skidded along the hard ground.

The horror unfolded in Kuršumlija, Serbia, yesterday (8 May).

Police officers and emergency medics arrived on the scene.

They took a 12-year-old girl with severe head injuries to a hospital in Niš.

She had to be resuscitated and is now in an induced coma, according to local media.

Her condition is said to be life-threatening, as reported on Need to Know.

Twelve others on the ride, aged 10 to 22, sustained minor injuries.

They were taken to a hospital in Prokuplje and some have already been discharged.

The leaseholder of the plot and the fairground ride owner have been arrested.

They have been identified in reports as Jovan Nedeljković and Zoran Ljubomirović.

The pair are currently detained on suspicion of serious offences against public safety.

The investigation continues.

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