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One Dead, Many in Critical Condition After Ohio State Fair Accident

A ride malfunction caused multiple passengers to be ejected around 20 to 30 feet in the air.
Source: Bruce Lamm / Reuters

A ride malfunction at the state fair in Columbus, Ohio resulted in the death of at least one passenger on Wednesday. Locals officials report that at least seven others were wounded, with five of them in critical condition and two others expected to recover. The incident occurred at around 7:24 p.m. local time

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