1 dead, several others injured in ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At least one person has been killed and several others injured in a ride malfunction on opening day of the Ohio State Fair.

FOX 8 Cleveland reports Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned Wednesday night, with victims thrown from the ride.

At least seven others are injured in the ride accident, officials tell the Associated Press.

Republican Gov. John Kasich  says he has ordered a full investigation and ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.

Dramatic video captured by a bystander shows the ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off, throwing riders to the ground.

In a statement posted on its Twitter page, the fair says it is investigating. It did not immediately respond to a request seeking further comment.

CAUTION: Below is video of the accident, it may be disturbing to some viewers
 

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