A trial run on a joy ride named Disco Dancer at an amusement park in the southern suburbs left a teenager dead, a man from Bengal critically injured and over 20 others injured on Wednesday night. The ride was being tested after being shut since the floods last December. Around 8 pm, eyewitnesses told Express, the ride took a trial run with about 25 workers — some allegedly reluctant. It swung thrice and then broke into three pieces, throwing the people away. S Manikandan (19) from a neighbouring village was fatally injured and died at a private hospital, while Sahaudin (32) is said to be critical. Chennai Kishkinta Amusement Park

One person was killed, another person was critically injured and over 20 others sustained minor injuries when the staff of the Kishkinta Theme Park were made to sit for a trial run on a joy ride known as Disco Dancer, a kind of a revolving merry-go-round, around 8 pm on Wednesday.

Angry relatives of the injured, most of whom hail from villages in and around the theme park, accused that the theme park officials forced the staff to sit in trial runs.

“We have refused to sit many times. But they would compel us to sit, promising everything was safe,” said Charles, a cousin of two of the injured being treated at Deepam Hospitals in Tambaram. Chennai Kishkinta Amusement Park

The relatives of Charles — Logesh and Kesavan — were class XII students and were working in the theme park after completion of their board exams.

From the accounts of other staff, those who were asked to board the trial joy ride were about to leave for home when the officials asked them to sit on a trial run of Disco Dancer. Chennai Kishkinta Amusement Park

Eyewitness accounts claim the ride broke into three pieces and collapsed. One of the staff, S Manikandan (19), who is from the nearby Nallur village, was severely injured and died at a private hospital. Chennai Kishkinta Amusement Park

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