Two teenagers are catapulted through the air as swing snaps

Two teenagers are catapulted through the air as swing snaps under their weight at playground in Kazakhstan

  • Two teenagers, aged 14 and 13, were playing on a swing in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
  • The swing snaps from the metal beam at the top and sends the boys into the air 
  • Boys rushed to Pavlodar Regional Children’s Hospital and receiving medical care

Two teenage boys have been hospitalised after they were catapulted through the air and came crashing to the ground while playing on a swing in Kazakhstan. 

The teenagers, aged 14 and 13, had been on the swing when it snapped from the metal beam at the top and flung the boys into a fence in a playground in the city of Pavlodar in the northeastern part of the country.    

The young boys were rushed to Pavlodar Regional Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with head injuries, a concussion, bruises to the chest and soft tissue damage. 

The moment of the incident was filmed on a street CCTV camera and shared online by local media.

The two teenage boys move back and forth on the swing in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, and begin to gain momentum 

The swing detaches from the metal framework under their weight and and sends the boys flying through the air

The boys are thrown from the swing into a nearby fence and try to stand back onto their feet

During the footage, the boys, who have not been named, move back and forth on the swing and gain momentum as they rise higher into the air.

Just seconds later, the swing detaches from its metal framework under their weight and crashes to the ground along with the boys.   

One of the boys, dressed in a blue T-shirt, falls on the ground, while the other, dressed in a white T-shirt, lands on a metal fence.

As they roll around in pain and try to get to their feet, adults in the playground rush to their aid.     

Following the incident, hospital spokeswoman Kamshat Kunpeisova said to local media: ‘Both kids were admitted to the hospital in moderate condition. They are receiving medical care they need in full.’

Horrified adults in the playground begin to rush to the two teenagers before the pair are taken to hospital

The boys has been riding on the swing when it snapped under their weight and flung them into the air. Pictured: The playground the boys has been playing in

The teenagers lives are not believed to be in any danger, according to reports.

The residents of the neighbourhood where the incident happened say the playground was built four years ago.

Local resident Yekaterina Plaksina commented: ‘We asked children to swing in turn but they climbed the swing together anyway. The structure broke under their weight.’

Police are carrying out enquires into the incident.

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