Drones fall from the sky at Chinese carnival

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Dozens of drones putting on a light show at a carnival in China have fallen from the sky.

Over 300 drones took flight in front of hundreds of guests at the Hainan International Tourism Carnival, but a malfunction meant a number of them plummeted.

The drones were provided by Chinese technology firm, High Tech, which is based in Shenzhen.

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The firm was also employed to control the UAVs and programmed them to a pre-flight path to show words and pictures in the sky.

According to the manufacturer, an ‘electromagnetic interference’ caused the issue and meant some drones landed on the ground and in trees not far from some spectators.

It is unknown if the event was intentionally sabotaged but, following the accident, backup drones were deployed which meant the show could restart two hours later.

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