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In a heart-stopping moment captured on CCTV, a three year old Thai girl found herself dangling from a Ferris wheel gondola after a daring grab for a metal bar sent her on a terrifying ride at Liab Duan Market in Bangkok.

 

With astonishing strength, little Kanchaya Phoyen clung on for dear life as the wheel ascended, eventually dropping a stomach-churning 25 feet to the ground below. Miraculously, she landed on one of the gondola roofs, escaping what could have been a tragic fate.

 

Paramedic Paitoon Saithong, who rushed Kanchaya to the hospital, described her survival as nothing short of a miracle.


“The Ferris wheel is quite high. She is very, lucky to survive such a fall.”


Paitoon noted that although Kanchaya suffered cuts and blood loss, her injuries were not severe, and she remained conscious throughout.

 

Despite the harrowing ordeal, no action has been taken against the fairground owners, and Kanchaya’s parents have chosen not to file a complaint, reported Metro UK.

 

However, authorities have issued a stern warning to parents, urging them to remain vigilant around amusement rides. Police Colonel Prapas Kaewcheed emphasised the importance of parental supervision.

 

“I hope this serves as a lesson to parents to always keep a close eye on their children.”

 

In related news, a female student tragically fell to her death from the fifth floor of a condominium early last Sunday. The incident occurred in the Mueang Ake community in Pathum Thani, where police and rescue services were swiftly summoned to the scene.

 

Upon arrival at the eight-story condominium complex, the emergency personnel discovered the victim, identified as a 27 year old woman, lying on her back on the ground-level parking deck.

 

In other news, a man remains unaccounted for after plunging from the Krung Thon Bridge into the Chao Phraya River, sparking an urgent search operation. At 1.22pm yesterday, April 17, authorities were alerted to the incident, prompting rescue teams to rush to the site.

 

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Photo courtesy of Metro UK

 

Source: The Thaiger 2024-04-19

 

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12 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

How in any way this a related story ................LOL

Journalistic efficiency ? Improving  already. Heads-up item....obscure "related" item involving descent from a height.....in other news.....!

"Not only but also" coming  next week ?

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The UK Metro report states that the little girl grabbed a bar on the bottom of one of the rising cars, clung on but fell from near the top landing on the canopy of a lower car. This is probably why the parents did not file a complaint since they failed to control the child.

 

However, the ferris wheel operators are at fault for not having a safety barrier in place at ground level to prevent no-riders from contating the moving assemblies.

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2 hours ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

The UK Metro report states that the little girl grabbed a bar on the bottom of one of the rising cars, clung on but fell from near the top landing on the canopy of a lower car. This is probably why the parents did not file a complaint since they failed to control the child.

 

However, the ferris wheel operators are at fault for not having a safety barrier in place at ground level to prevent no-riders from contating the moving assemblies.

 

I stopped a friends son from going on one of these years ago.... (in Thailand).... 

 

There were missing nuts and bolts throughout the structure - I was able to show my friend who then realised how lethal these things 'can be' as there are no safety standards.... 

 

As you pointed out Peter, in this case that a Child could walk up to and grab hold of the moving gondola is negligent, as are the parents for allowing a 3 year old to do so.....

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On 4/19/2024 at 9:30 AM, webfact said:

“I hope this serves as a lesson to parents to always keep a close eye on their children.”

It won't though will it. In another 6 years she'll be let to drive a M/C.

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