Yesterday, a jam-packed amusement ride at a Swedish theme park collapsed, injuring nearly 20 people, many of who were children.
The collapse happened at the Liseberg theme park outside Goteborg, in western Sweden. The ride was a spinning arm-and-seat combination.
Swedish authorities tell the Associated Press that a malfunctioning ball bearing was behind the collapse. The ride had been checked for safety in the spring, and nothing at that time was found to be amiss.
Twenty-five ambulances responded to the scene.
Liseberg is Scandinavia’s largest amusement park, with 30 different rides, the AP says.