Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 8:07
Rio 2016: Seven injured when overhead camera falls in Olympic Park
An overhead television camera suspended by cables crashed to the ground in the Olympic Park, injuring seven people including two children, in the latest of a string of mishaps to hit South America's first Games.
No-one was badly hurt in the accident, which comes as another embarrassment for organisers already facing safety concerns after the armed robbery of US gold medallist Ryan Lochte and three of his team-mates at the weekend, as well as the robberies of two visiting government ministers.
The aerial camera, encased in a heavy black cover, belonged to the official Olympics broadcast unit and fell about 20 metres after cables snapped, sending screams through the crowd, witnesses and officials said.