A broken safety belt dangled a 14-year-old girl from a thrill ride before flinging her to the ground, killing her.
The accident occurred in Chaohua Park in Southwest China’s Chongqing city on Saturday, Apple Daily reports.
The girl was on a spinning ride which makes a 360-degree rotation similar to a rolling cylinder when her safety belt snapped.
She was left dangling outside the compartment on one leg before she was flung into the ground before horrified visitors.
Rescuers brought her to hospital where she was declared dead.
State news agency Xinhua cited the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine as saying that the girl’s death was caused by a broken safety belt.
The park closed all of its facilities soon after the accident while investigations continued.
Police said the park last underwent regular inspection on Nov. 4, 2013.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended the park’s operations and those of other amusement centers that feature similar thrill rides.
Chaohua Park has reportedly agreed to pay the girl’s family 870,000 yuan (US$126,780) in compensation.
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