2 PRC TOURISTS DIE AFTER FALL FROM AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE

Two people were killed and three injured after a horrific accident of Final Destination proportions occurred at an amusement park in Pingyang county, Zhejiang province, according to a Weibo Post released by the press office of the local government.

Five tourists from Aojiang Town and Shanmen Town in Wenzhou fell victim to the incident when at least three of them were thrown off a machine called the “Crazy Scream”, located at the Longshan Amusement Park in Wenzhou, at around 12:05PM today.

Two of the tourists, one surnamed Chen and the other Zhou, were pronounced dead at the ICU of the Pingyang No. 1 People’s hospital, while two of the wounded, identified as Li and Chen, required medical treatment. A villager identified as Xu sustained only minor injuries and has since left the hospital, according to reports on Weibo.

According to local media, three people were seen falling from the ride as it was mid-air, while the other two were suspected to have been hit by falling objects.

Witnesses claim that the machine had been switched on before all the tourists on board had buckled their seat belts, leading to “multiple” tourists falling off the ride from three meters above the ground.

According to a statement from the emergency management office of the Pingyang county, some “problems” had been spotted at the park, which received security inspection by six government officials on 22nd April.

“Authorities should be summoned to implement plans and security precautions before the park opens. The problems that have been presented by the coordination board should be corrected,” officials had said in a statement.

The park has been cordoned off and the owner is under police custody. Further investigation is underway.

Just last month, 19 people were injured when a “Flying Saucer” ride dismantled at a fair in Henan province.

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