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Woman breaks leg after cable snaps in freak slingshot funfair accident

Published 11/08/2015

A woman has been seriously injured after a cable snapped on a slingshot ride at Luna Park in Cap id’Agde near Montpellier in southern France.

Video footage shows the woman was riding in a sling cage when a cable on one side snapped, flinging the cage into the opposing support tower.

Luna Park in Cap idAgde slingshot: woman was rushed to hospital after spending an hour stuck in the ride
Luna Park in Cap idAgde slingshot: woman was rushed to hospital after spending an hour stuck in the ride

Two people were in the cage at the time of the incident.

According to Sky News, the two people, believed to be from Cher in central France, were trapped in the cage for an hour before being rescued and the woman was taken to hospital.

An investigation has been launched into the incident which happened last week.

The director of the funfair told Midilibre, a Montpellier newspaper, that the accident was caused by a manufacturing defect in the elastic cable.

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