One person has been killed and several others injured after an accident on a ride at the Ohio state fair.

Fire Chief Steve Martin told newsmen outlets that victims were thrown from the fireball spinning pendulum ride in the city of Columbus.

State Governor John Kasich confirmed at least one death, and said he had ordered all fair rides shut until safety inspections were carried out with full investigation.

Speaking to reporters, a doctor treating some victims said passengers were ejected at high speed with high energy adding that three of the injured are in a critical condition.

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