Greater than a dozen folks have been injured after an amusement park ride malfunctioned in central China.
Footage shared extensively on-line reveals the second the “flying chairs” come crashing to the bottom at a park in Shaoyang county in Hunan province on Saturday afternoon, the South China Morning Post reported.
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Sixteen folks have been taken to hospital, three in a severe situation.
A witness advised The Beijing Information that the ride was gaining pace when it “fell off and hit the bottom”.
“A lot of the injured have been onlookers. Happily, we ran away rapidly, in any other case we’d have been hit as nicely”.
An area authorities spokesperson advised Chinese language media that the ride had suffered a “mechanical glitch”.
“The ability went by way of safety checks lower than a month earlier than the Lunar New Yr and the inspection confirmed every little thing was regular,” it stated.
“The change malfunctioned when the accident occurred.”
The park has been closed and an investigation into the reason for the accident has been launched.