Published On: Mon, Aug 15th, 2016

Overhead Camera Falls At Rio Olympic Venue Injuring 7

An overhead camera has fallen to ground injuring seven people, two serious, on Monday at the Barra Olympic Park in Rio. Media footage showed two women bloodied and bruised.

A child has also been wounded in the accident, writes a Brazilian publication.

Tweitter post reveals the camera had fallen near the Carioca Arenae 1, which is the men’s basketball tournament venue at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

An eye witness said the camera “looked like a flying saucer coming through the air.”

Overhead Camera Falls At Rio Olympic Venue Injuring 7

The witness added the big thing shot through the air and speedily came down that was not expected.

It is learned the camera and cable are operated at the Rio Olympic by Olympic Broadcasting Service.

OBS is the host broadcaster for the International Olympic Committee. It released a statement to explain the cause of the accident.

The statement read, “This afternoon at approximately 13.30 the pulling rope of the Olympic Park cable camera, which is responsible for its movement, was down in the Olympic Park. At that time OBS dispatched a unit to investigate the situation.”

Local medical authorities said seven people had minor injuries and all have received medical attention.

Meanwhile, authorities said an investigation has been launched.

There had been a long list of problems at Rio 2016 Olympic Games including armed robbery of four American swimmers and German canoeing coach Stefan Henze died due in car crash. Media bus was also pelted by stones.

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