Thursday, 24th June 2021

13 year old girl dies as Ferris Wheel collapses

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: Latest news in regards to the Ferris wheel that collapsed at a private theme park at Naiwala in Veyangoda with a 13-year-old girl being critically injured has revealed that the girl has died while undergoing treatment at the Colombo National Hospital today.

The Police said a bucket seat of the Ferris wheel collapsed last morning while the girl and her 47-year-old mother, were riding on it. The girl’s mother had died whilst being admitted to the hospital.

In relation to the accident, the Police who had started an investigation into the incident had arrested six persons including the owner of the theme park. Also arrested were three technicians, the machine operator and the manager of the park.

All six suspects would have to appear in the Magistrate’s Court.

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