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‘Serious incident’: Four people rushed to hospital after fairground ride malfunctions

Four people have been injured after a “malfunction” on a funfair ride in south London.

Lambeth Council said the “serious incident” happened at the Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park.

It was reported at about 6.20pm on Saturday and emergency services arrived quickly, a spokesperson said.

The injured were then taken to nearby hospitals.

“The area around the ride is secure and the funfair has been closed,” the spokesperson added.

“A thorough investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the malfunction.

“Additional safety inspections are being carried out on all rides and attractions at the show.”

“Nobody is trapped on the ride,” Lambeth police said.

“Cordons are in place at the location,” officers added. “The Health & Safety Executive will be informed.”

The London Ambulance Service said it sent “multiple resources to the scene including four ambulance crews and members of our hazardous area response team”.

London’s air ambulance was also dispatched.

“We treated four people at the scene and took them all to major trauma centres,” a spokesperson said.

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