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Ferris wheel horror in Indonesia as gondolas flip upside down

Terrified fairground goers were trapped on a ferris wheel after three of the gondolas spun UPSIDE DOWN.

The big wheel at the Sekaten Night Market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, malfuncioned when one of the carriages overturned.

Ride operators climbed across the moving wheel in a desperate big to reach the stricken families before the ferris wheel was eventually brought to a stop.

Eyewitness video shows one young lad holding a red ballon and his mother sitting on the upturned roof of the gondola as workers carry them down to safety.

Yogyakarta Police Senior Commander Yulianto said he attended the scene and that nobody was injured after the ferris wheel malfunction.

He said: ”There was a major disruption on the ferris wheel but there were no casualties, there were no injuries.”

One visitor to the fairground said he heard screams then turned around to see the ferris wheel ”in reverse”.

Nurdin, 36, told local media that everybody panicked after the ferris wheel went haywire.

He said: ”This reversal happened twice. First as in my video. Then, the frame of the ride moved in the opposite direction, it was almost close to the ground, the other carriage was reversed again. There was one family in the upside down carriage.

”The process of rescuing passengers took around 30 minutes. There are some people who helped.

”In the second carriage there was a child holding a balloon.They were sitting on the roof of the carriage.”

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