Watch the terrifying moment five people are flung from a carnival ride
At least five people were flung from a fairground ride in Thailand when the safety bar suddenly came loose.
Video footage captured the terrifying moment the safety bar failed on the Crazy Wave ride and bodies were sent flying through the air.
The incident occurred at a fairground in Lopburi, central Thailand, last Saturday at around 9pm local time.
The video shows the ride reaching the peak of its rotation and then plunging down as the safety bar comes up flinging five people from the ride.
Bystanders watched as the carnival-goers were hurled from their seats onto the platform below.
One boy was thrown several metres clear of the ride and landed heavily on the ground. He can be seen standing up with a head injury.
The people thrown from the ride can be seeing touching their heads and checking for injuries as they quickly exit the ride.
Onlookers frantically tried to assist those injured in the accident.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and those injured were taken to hospital.
Nobody was killed or seriously injured.
The Bangkok Post reported that the ride's operator forgot to lock lap bars that keep riders in the seats, and failed to perform a safety check before starting the ride.
The ride has been closed, the paper reported.