The Terrifying Moment People Jump Out of Ferris Wheel in Indonesia After Malfunction
A video captured an intense moment in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia where people were made to jump out of a Ferris wheel after a malfunction almost killed several fairgoers.
The clip reveals how some of the pods of the Ferris wheel turned over.
According to Coconuts Jakarta, the ride was working perfectly until a malfunction flipped the pods over while people were still inside.
However, operators of the ride were reportedly late in pushing the breaks as it already took a half turn before they could stop it. As a result, several people can be seen hanging on the bars of Ferris wheel, with some falling on the roof of the pods.
Some passersby reportedly climbed the ride in an attempt to save those who were stranded.
Yogyakarta Police Senior Commander Yulianto said that no one was injured in the incident, The Telegraph reported.
An initial investigation into the malfunction found that technical issues with the screws holding the pods up caused them to flip over.
“This reversal happened twice. First as in my video. Then, the frame of the ride moved in the opposite direction, it was almost close to the ground, the other carriage was reversed again. There was one family in the upside down carriage,” 36-year-old Nurdin, a visitor to the fair, told local media.
“The process of rescuing passengers took around 30 minutes. There are some people who helped. In the second carriage there was a child holding a balloon. They were sitting on the roof of the carriage.”
Yogyakarta Police Crime Investigation Unit Head Commissioner Sutikno told Kompas Today that the investigation is ongoing.
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