'Major scenes of panic' after fairground ride accident injures 28

Dozens of people have been hurt in a fairground accident near the Spanish city of Seville.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning during the annual summer fair in the small town of San Jose De La Rinconada.

It is not known why the spinning disc ride fell apart, but Diario de Sevilla reported it was due to an electrical failure.

The newspaper described "major scenes of panic in the fairground's peak hours".

A witness told local news outlets: "Everyone was up there and suddenly the ride broke in half.

"People tried pushing the button to make it stop, but it didn't stop.

"People in the other half (of the ride) were screaming for it to stop, but the ride wouldn't stop.

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Jacob Worek