Child killed, 25 injured as ride falls in Karachi's amusement park

A 12-year-old girl was killed and 25 others injured as a pendulum ride in Karachi’s Askari Amusement Park broke apart on Sunday night.

Initials reports suggest that some people are still trapped under the ride’s collapsed structure.

A video footage of the horrific incident has surfaced, in which the amusement park’s staff can be seen rushing to the scene to try to help those trapped after a part of the frisbee pendulum ride that can spin a complete 360-degree revolution collapsed to the ground.

This type of ride features a circular gondola that rotates as it swings back and forth. Riders are seated on the gondola facing inward or outward depending on the model.

Rescue sources have confirmed the number of casualties.

The park was inaugurated in the city last month and has now been closed following the accident.

Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar said that proper safety measures should have been taken before opening the amusement park.

Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazlur Rehman has ordered the Karachi commissioner to launch an investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.


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