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Video: Suspended Camera Falls Into Crowd At Olympic Park, Injuring 3 Fans

A picture of the Olympic Rings in South Korea.

(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Camera falls at Olympics - three injured. Monday, according to a report from Reuters, an overhead television camera at Olympic Park crashed to the ground. Video of the mishap has been circulating online.

The camera, which apparently is owned by the International Olympic Committee and is used for their official broadcasting unit, can be seen falling after a cable appears to snap in the below video. Two of the three injured fans can be seen in the subsequent video. One has blood all over her face from the incident.

According to Reuters, one of the injured fans was taken away in a stretcher by medics. Another walked off with a neck brace.

While this was clearly an accident, it won't help the perception regarding safety at this year's games. Remember - United States swimmer Ryan Lochte was reportedly held at gunpoint and mugged this past weekend, too.

After seeing the size of the camera, it's somewhat of a miracle that more damage wasn't caused - and that there were no fatalities. So there's that.

The Closing ceremony for this year's games is set for Sunday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET.