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M’sian Child Riding Electric Toy Car Almost Drowns After Falling Into River, Netizens Share Their Concerns

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We have all seen our fair share of accidents taking place at amusement parks. From rides malfunctioning and suspending people in mid-air, to parts of the ride’s machinery falling out, inducing screams from onlookers.

Recently, an accident which took place stirred members of the public to band together and act quickly to save a child.

In a post shared by Perak Press on Facebook, a child had reportedly fallen into the Kinta River while riding an electric toy car at the amusement park at Kinta RiverWalk, Ipoh.

Members of the public were seen forming a human chain on the banks of the river to rescue the child.

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It also appeared that a man and a woman who were part of the rescue effort were injured and were tended to by paramedics.

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One of them was then seen to be carried away on a stretcher as an ambulance waited nearby.

 

Operators are to blame

Netizens expressed that the operators should be more responsible and put up a fence to separate the walkway and the river bank.

“It’s dangerous because it’s right next to the river… there should be a fence built around the fence so that no one ends up in the river,” commented one user.

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One user stated that this was an accident waiting to happen.

The lack of a fence separating the boardwalk and the river bank combined with the potential of children losing control of the electric car and driving into other cars was a recipe for disaster.

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Some users also drew parallels of this electric toy car attraction to the scooter rides in Lumut, Perak. 

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They stated that the surrounding area poses a danger to visitors who go on the rides as the boardwalk sits by the sea, with inconsistent fencing along the path.

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With restrictions lifted and recreational activities returning to business, it is easy to get caught up in the novelty and excitement of everything.

However, while the threat of Covid-19 has diminished, there are still other concerns about the physical safety of public recreational activities that all members of the public should be proactive about.

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Do you know of any other recreational places with questionable safety practices? Let us know in the comments!

 

Also read: Genting’s SkyWorld Is Said To Be Southeast Asia’s Most Anticipated Theme Park & It Opens In 2021!

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