Governor Kasich orders all rides at Ohio State Fair closed after fatal ride accident

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Governor John Kasich has released a statement on the ride accident at the Ohio State Fair:

“I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life and that people were injured enjoying Ohio’s fair. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those grieving and injured. I have ordered a full investigation into this incident and have ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.”

Officals have confirmed that one person is dead,  6 have been injured – 5 critically – after the Fireball ride malfunctioned.

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