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Children injured on Hua Hin carnival ride, no safety certification submitted

Caitlin Ashworth

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PHOTO: Nation Thailand

3 children were injured when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Hua Hin Red Cross Festival in Prachuap Khiri Khan. The required safety certification was not submitted and local officials are investigating, according to Mayor Nopphon Wutthikul. Carnival rides now are closed for the duration of the festival.

“Preliminary inspection revealed that they had yet to submit safety certification signed by licensed engineers from related government agencies. We will further investigate this matter to find out if there was misconduct by any official.”

The children were on an octopus amusement ride when the hydraulics system failed. Children rode in colourful cars attached to arms that arch and connect to a central axis, resembling the shape of an octopus. The central axis spins and goes up and down.

10 children were on the ride around 10pm Friday when the hydraulics system broke, according to the festival organiser Pannee Klomtheri. A Facebook user made a post saying she saw the ride collapse. Pannee says the injuries are not serious.

“Three children were injured and were sent to Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital with some bruises. Doctors said all the kids are now fine. There was no death caused by the incident.”

Pannee says the octopus ride and other nearby rides will be closed while local officials inspect the site. The festival ends on December 6.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    brian mc

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    mechanical failure or misconduct? swings and roundabouts if you ask me. thankfully, no ARM done.

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    Bobby B

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Certainly not surprised, but kind of ironic an accident at “Red Cross Festival”, just missing the “Safety First” banners.

    Do feel sorry for the poor kids that was hurt, by this neglect.

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    Cameron Miller

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:13 am

    I wonder how often these parks are inspected for violations.

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    Richard

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    But I paid the Tea Money

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    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:34 am

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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