Bystanders Hold Up Roller Coaster After It Collapses at Georgia Fair, Video Shows

They also helped rescue seven kids on the ride at the time, an official said.

August 26, 2016, 1:38 PM

— -- New video captures the moment when a group of bystanders at a fair in northwest Georgia rushed to hold up a kiddie roller coaster after it suddenly collapsed.

The group also rescued seven children on the ride when it malfunctioned, according to Glenn Allen, spokesman for Georgia State's Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.

No injuries were reported, Allen told ABC News today.

The accident happened on Thursday evening at the Bartow County Fair in Cartersville, Georgia, Allen said.

"Apparently, there was a malfunction with the truck that caused some form of a collapse on the ride," he explained. "Exactly what caused that is now under investigation."

The carnival will reopen tonight at 5 p.m., but the kiddie coaster "The Orient Express" will remain closed, according to Allen.

The state's fire commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, has ordered re-inspections of all the rides at the fair, Allen added.

Carol Stream Amusements, the company that Allen said provided the fair's rides, did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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