BREAKING: Ohio St Fair ride malfunction leaves 1 dead and more injured (raw video)



COLUMBUS, Ohio – One person has died and another six were injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, according to the Columbus Division of Fire.

The malfunction happened Wednesday evening.

Of the six injured, five were listed in critical condition. The last was in stable condition.

Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture identified the ride as the “Fireball.”

The Ohio State Fair tweeted the following shortly before 8pm local time:
“There has been a report of a ride incident. We are investigating and will report information as available.”

Governor John R. Kasich released the following statement in response to the incident at the Ohio State Fair:
“I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life and that people were injured enjoying Ohio’s fair. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those grieving and injured. I have ordered a full investigation into this incident and have ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.”

Messages are flooding social media:

ALERT: Based on witness accounts + video given to @WCPO, the ride that malfunctioned @OhioStateFair looked much like this one, Fireball

A person who claims to have recorded the event on a cell phone camera posted on twitter (see below).

Another message reads:
*1 Dead, 5 Critical Condition
*Fireball Ride
*1st Day of fair
*Occured @ 7:20pm
Pics via @eckardbills @wkyc

Another photo of the ride:


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