Spinning amusement park ride in China collapses, one child among the nine injured

Riders on a spinning amusement park ride in Gansu province got more than they bargained for last Thursday night (Mar 9) when the ride they were on suddenly collapsed, plummeting them to the ground.

According to Weibo, a child was among the nine people who were injured. The blogger described the aftermath of the incident as chaotic, and said that everyone was in shock.

The owners of the facilities were detained by the police for questioning, and witnesses interviewed by reporters expressed relief that the ride was not higher up when it collapsed, or else more people could have been injured, reported Shanghaiist.  

A 14-year-old girl was killed in February this year after she was flung off a swing ride at an amusement park due to a faulty seatbelt.