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Dozens of fairground guests are left hanging upside down in Russia

Terrified fairground guests are left hanging upside down for eight minutes after their ride gets stuck in Russia

  • Guests were left hanging upside down for eight minutes at the Nalchik park
  • Children screamed on the ride while a mother fainted in fear while watching
  • The park blamed an ‘electric power supply failure’ for the visitors’ ordeal 

Dozens of people were stuck upside down on a Russian fairground ride when it suddenly stopped 25ft above the ground. 

Guests were left hanging for eight terrifying minutes after a power failure on the ride in Nalchik which left them fearing for their lives. 

Children screamed on the ride while a watching mother fainted in fear and other guests said they had ‘nearly died’.   

Guests were left hanging upside down for eight terrifying minutes after a power failure on the ride in Nalchik which left them fearing for their lives

Stuck in mid-air: Dozens of people were stuck upside down on a Russian fairground ride when it suddenly stopped 25ft above the ground

19-year-old Moisey Shamilov, who was stuck on the ride with his girlfriend Lenora, said the power failure had been a ‘terrible’ experience.  

‘We nearly died. Me and Lenora were hanging there for at least eight minutes,’ he said as he described the ordeal. 

‘The guy in charge was pressing the button again and again and nothing happened. ‘Lenora was nearly dying there.’

Children aged as young as 10 and 11 were ‘screeching and screaming in fear’ as they hung upside down, Shamilov said. 

Lenora, 19, said: ‘I was hysterical, crying.’

19-year-old Moisey Shamilov, who was stuck on the ride with his girlfriend Lenora, said the power failure had been a 'terrible' experience

People watch as the ride hangs in mid-air

19-year-old Moisey Shamilov, who was stuck on the ride with his girlfriend Lenora (pictured together left), said the power failure on the ride (right) had been a ‘terrible’ experience

Guests were left hanging upside down for eight terrifying minutes after a power failure on the ride in Nalchik (pictured) which left them fearing for their lives

Guests were left hanging upside down for eight terrifying minutes after a power failure on the ride in Nalchik (pictured) which left them fearing for their lives

The riders, who were strapped into their seats, said there were no managers around at the popular amusement park to help bring them to safety.

After almost ten minutes, the riders were finally brought down.

A statement from Park Nalchik said that the horror was caused by ‘an electric power supply failure’.

However, riders claimed there were technical problems and urged locals not to use the park.

Shamilov posted to park officials: ‘Take more care of the safety on your rides. You scared the children who were screeching and screaming in fear.’

But the park said there had been a ‘quick reaction’ to rescue the stranded riders.

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