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Report: Karachi amusement park swing accident caused by broken bolt

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 July 2018, 17:38 IST

The shocking Karachi amusement park accident happened because of the broken bolt, stated an initial investigation report on Monday.

On Sunday, a 16-seater ride at Askari Park fell from 40-meter hight killing a minor and injuring 16 others.

Parents of the deceased child haven't filed a report and police are still waiting for the FIR. The initial report stated that the ball bearings slipped and resulted in this accident.

This was a test drive as it was the inauguration day of the amusement park. After the tragic incident, the park was closed for public.

Commissioner Karachi Saleh Farooqui said that two aspects to the investigation were being pursued, "If a criminal element was present, it would be presented during the investigation. The investigation would be conducted in a clear-cut manner,"

He also added that all possible aid was being given to the wounded. Earlier, 15 of the citizens wounded in the incident were sent home after receiving medical treatment.

Also Read:Watch Video: Swing collapse in Karachi amusement park, a child dead and 16 injured

First published: 16 July 2018, 17:38 IST
 
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