Two teenagers are catapulted through the air as swing snaps under their weight at playground in Kazakhstan
- Two teenagers, aged 14 and 13, were playing on a swing in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
- The swing snaps from the metal beam at the top and sends the boys into the air
- Boys rushed to Pavlodar Regional Children’s Hospital and receiving medical care
Shocking footage has revealed the moment two teenage boys were catapulted onto the ground while playing on a swing in Kazakhstan.
The teenagers, aged 14 and 13, had both been standing on the same swing when it snapped off the metal support under their weight and somersaulted through the air with them still hanging on to it.
The boys were flung into a fence before horrified adults ran to their aid in a playground in Pavlodar in the north-east of the country.
The boys were rushed to Pavlodar Regional Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with head injuries, a concussion, bruises to the chest and soft tissue damage.
The two teenage boys move back and forth on the swing in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, and begin to gain momentum
The swing snaps from the metal framework under their weight and sends the boys flying through the air
The boys are thrown from the swing into a nearby fence and try to stand back onto their feet
The incident was filmed on a street CCTV camera and shared online by local media.
At the start of the footage, the boys can be seen gaining momentum as they swing high into the air.
Just seconds later, the swing detaches from its metal framework under and flips over before crashing to the ground along with the boys.
One of the boys, dressed in a blue T-shirt, falls on the ground, while the other, dressed in a white T-shirt, lands on a metal fence.
As they roll around in pain and try to get to their feet, adults in the playground rush to their aid.
Following the incident, hospital spokeswoman Kamshat Kunpeisova told local media: ‘Both kids were admitted to the hospital in moderate condition. They are receiving medical care they need in full.’
Horrified adults in the playground begin to rush to the two teenagers before the pair are taken to hospital
The boys has been riding on the swing when it snapped under their weight and flung them into the air. Pictured: The playground the boys has been playing in
The teenagers’ lives are not believed to be in any danger, according to reports.
Local residents say the playground was built four years ago. One of them, Yekaterina Plaksina, commented: ‘We asked children to swing in turn but they climbed the swing together anyway. The structure broke under their weight.’
Police are carrying out inquiries into the incident.