A 12-year-old boy was sucked into the swimming pool drain and died on Sunday afternoon while playing in a hotel water park in Xi’an with his parents.
This boy went to play in a water park at the Qinlong Hot Spring Hotel in Xi’an with his parents on Sunday afternoon.
According to his parents, when they found their son was missing, they immediately suspected something had happened with the drain and shouted for help. The staff said that it was “impossible” for the boy to be sucked into the hole, but workers soon found the boy’s body inside the hole after breaking the rockwork and a two-metre-deep pipe hidden in the ground.
The water park did not explain why there was no protective fence on the drain hole, but said that it would make a public announcement after coordinating with related department.
Netizens reposted the story thousands of times on Weibo as a warning to parents to avoid drain holes while playing with children in swimming pools.
Some netizens questioned “Was there a mark on the drain hole? I really don’t know how to stay away from it.”
Others expressed their sympathy to the parents involved in this accident, writing “It’s too horrible, right? The child’s parents must be heartbroken. ”
[Images Via Apple Daily]
By Jennifer Hui