A 13-year-old girl has died Friday at the Chaohua amusement park in Fengdu county, China, after being flung out of a fast-turning ride. The teenager has been filmed clinging on to the fairground ride before she was thrown to the ground. The girl was pronounced dead at hospital following failed resuscitation attempts. An initial investigation showed her seatbelt had broken and a passenger safety bar did not fit tightly enough.
At the "Travel Through Space" ride seats repeatedly spun round 360 degrees. The ride had passed a routine quality inspection in December. The West China Metropolis Daily reported Sunday that the girl's family had reached a compensation agreement with the park for their only child's death amounting to 870,000 yuan ($127,000). The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said that it had asked Chongqing authorities to suspend all the park's large amusement facilities to "carry out checks and eliminate hidden dangers." The same the same "Travel Through Space" ride across the country were stopped to be verified. Other ride accidents occurred in China in the past.