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Girl dumped by Ferris wheel still on ventilator

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Law enforcement cordon off the area surrounding the Ferris wheel Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, after three people fell from the ride during a county fair in Greenville, Tenn. (The Greeneville Sun via AP) Law enforcement cordon off the area surrounding the Ferris wheel Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, after three people fell from the ride during a county fair in Greenville, Tenn. (The Greeneville Sun via AP)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

The mother of two of the three girls injured when a Ferris wheel gondola flipped over at a Tennessee county fair said her daughters remain hospitalized two days after the accident.
    
Kimmee Reynolds posted a statement on Facebook that said her youngest girl, 6-year-old Briley Jae, has a concussion, bleeding on her brain and remains on a ventilator. Her older daughter, 10-year-old Kayla, broke her arm when the children plummeted more than 30 feet to the ground.
    
Reynolds confirmed the information posted on Facebook to The Associated Press. She wrote that Briley has seemed to respond to relatives' voices and the family is taking it "one minute at a time."
    
A third girl injured has not been identified. The Greeneville Sun reported that the 16-year-old has improved since being hospitalized in critical condition.

Police cited a mechanical failure as the cause of the accident

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