The accident took place on a Ferris wheel which was being revived over the last few days after the recent floods.
CHENNAI: One person has died and seven others have been injured in an accident at Kishkinta, a theme park outside Chennai.
According to local police, the dead person, identified as Manikandan, and the seven injured are employees of the park.
The injured are being treated.
Although police say they are yet to confirm what went wrong, sources say the accident took place on a Ferris wheel which was being revived over the last few days after the recent floods.
Authorities had closed it down after the flood and were carrying out a trial run when it broke. The entire theme park was flooded and was closed since the floods devastated Chennai in November, 2015. When the trial run was being carried out, there were at least 10 staff members on the giant wheel and the ride suddenly collapsed.