23/10/2016 13:42 BST

Tayto Park 'House Of Horrors' Theme Park Accident In Ireland Sees Nine Hospitalised

Health and Safety Authority launches investigation.

Nine people were taken to hospital after stairs gave way inside a ‘House of Horrors’ attraction at a theme park in Ireland.

The incident at Tayto Park in Co Meath happened Saturday night during an after-dark Halloween-themed event and is now being investigated by health and safety officials.  

It is understood the stairs gave way inside a ‘House of Horrors’ attraction shortly after 8pm. 

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Nine people were hospitalised after an accident at a 'House of Horrors' attraction at a theme park in Ireland

A Garda spokesman said: “Nine people were taken to hospitals around the area”.

There are no details of injuries sustained.

A spokeswoman for the park at Ashbourne said those caught up in the incident were taken to hospital as a “precautionary measure”.

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating.

The park, which is themed on the famous Irish crisp brand Tayto, is the only one of its kind in Ireland. It opened in 2010.