French fairground carousel hurls man to his death and injures 12 others as it ...

A man has died after a fairground ride in central France collapsed, sending cars hurtling into the ground.

The accident happened on an attraction consisting of 14 cars attached to a central rotating carousel, Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone near Lyon, said.

The collapse resulted in the pods hurtling to the ground and the occupants being thrown out. 

The accident happened on an attraction consisting of 14 cars attached to a central rotating carousel, Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone near Lyon, said

The accident happened on an attraction consisting of 14 cars attached to a central rotating carousel, Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone near Lyon, said

The collapse resulted in the pods hurtling to the ground and the occupants being thrown out. Pictured: The scene after the tragedy

The collapse resulted in the pods hurtling to the ground and the occupants being thrown

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