Girl crushed to death after inflatable water slide collapses

2019-07-23 13:03
Deep Sea Treasure waterlide. (Asiawire, magazinefeatures.co.za)

Deep Sea Treasure waterlide. (Asiawire, magazinefeatures.co.za)

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An 8-year-old girl was crushed to death after an inflatable slide she was on collapsed.

The young girl, whose name hasn't yet been released, was reportedly on the water slide - dubbed the Deep Sea Treasure - at the popular Fengda International Hot Spring Holiday Resort in China on July 20 when the incident occurred, the Mirror reports.

She died after the top of the inflatable partially collapsed, which caused the youngster to plummet into the folding material.

In a heartbreaking video taken by a witness, the girl's mom can be heard screaming in distress while numerous tourists are gathered around her unconscious daughter.

"Call an ambulance! Has anyone called an ambulance!" the mom can be heard screaming.

The youngster was rushed to Huangshan People's Hospital but was declared dead after failed attempts to revive her, The Sun reports.

According to a government statement, four other tourists were also injured during the collapse.

It's still unclear why the inflatable collapsed, but an unnamed female staff member told local media it was likely caused by overcrowding.

Deep Sea Treasure
Deep Sea Treasure_

According to reports it's still unclear how many people were on the water slide but police are investigating, News.com.au reports.

Sources: The Sun, Mirror, news.com.au

(Pictures: asiawire/magazinefeatures.co.za)

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