Thrill seekers at a temple fair in Gansu province got a bit more of a thrill than they bargained for last Thursday when the spinning chair ride they were on suddenly collapsed slamming them to the ground.
Nine people were injured in the accident in Xihe county, including one child. The owners of the facilities were detained by police for questioning. A witness told reporters that it was lucky that the ride was not higher up when it collapsed, or more people could have been hurt.
The terrifying moment that the chairs dropped without warning was caught on video. The footage went viral on Chinese social media over the weekend further raising alarms about the safety of amusement park rides in China.
In February, one 13-year-old girl was killed when she was thrown from her seat on a spinning amusement park ride in Chongqing. The girl’s family will receive 870,000 yuan in compensation for the fatal accident.
[Video via Tencent]
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