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13 Injured When Swing Ride Loses Power

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File: Swing Ride (Jim Dysonh/Getty Images)

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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a swing ride at a festival in Connecticut lost power and sent children falling to the ground, injuring 13 of them, but none of the injuries appears life-threatening.

Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik  says there were initial reports of serious injuries but preliminary indications are that the injuries were not severe.

Police say most of the children suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene after a ride that sends swings into the air lost power at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk on Sunday.

Kulhawik estimated that some children fell between 10 and 15 feet to the ground while some hit other riders and some hit the ride itself. One child was bleeding from a head injury.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.

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