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07/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/24/2021 14:34

Swann commends rapid response to Carrick funfair

Health Minister Robin Swann commends the emergency response to an incident at a Carrickfergus Fun Fair.

Northern Ireland's Ambulance and Fire Services attended an emergency call to a report that a number of people were injured following the collapse of a ride in Carrickfergus.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: 'Northern Ireland's blue light services have responded to an incident tonight at a funfair in Carrickfergus. It was reported that a ride at the funfair collapsed and there were several casualties. A number of people, including children, were taken to hospital and thankfully none have life threatening injuries.

'My thoughts are with all who have been injured and affected by this incident. I wish everyone a speedy recovery. I want to sincerely thank the ambulance, paramedics and fire crews that responded so rapidly to what could have been something more tragic.'

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