Five, possibly more, injured at NC State Fair after ride malfunction

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A ride at the North Carolina state fair malfunctioned and possibly injured five people who were on the ride. They were all transported to an area hospital

It is unknown if the injuries are serious, but reports say that they were all transported as trauma patients.

The accident involved The Vortex ride and details are not clear on what happened.

Shortly after 9 p.m. ET emergency personnel were called to the state fairgrounds and the area was shut down as crews worked the scene.

Reports say that witnesses saw several people being thrown off the ride and that some of those people were unconscious.

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