Fairground ride horror as boy, 13, is thrown from high-speed carousel in Philippines and crashes into steel pole and loses a LUNG
- Mark Fajardo, 13, was on the ‘wave swinger’ attraction in the Phillippines
- The ride began to accelerate and onlookers remarked on the high speed
- But it turned to terror when Mark was sent flying from his seat
- He lost lung in hospital due to the impact and was left seriously injured
This is the horrifying moment a boy was flung from a high-speed carousel in the Philippines, crashing into a steel pole and losing a lung.
Mark Fajardo, 13, was on the ‘wave swinger’ attraction during Halloween celebrations in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan province in the Philippines on November 1.
The ride began to accelerate and onlookers screamed in delight, remarking on the carousel’s high speed.
However, the jubilant shrieks were replaced with cries of terror when moments later Mark was sent flying from his seat and slammed into a set of steel grills with a loud crash.
Mark Fajardo, 13, and other youngsters were spinning on the ‘wave swinger’ attraction during Halloween festivities in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan province in the Philippines on November 1. He was sent flying from his seat and slammed into a set of steel grills. He was rushed to hospital for treatment
Mark survived but his family said he had to undergo pneumonectomy to remove one of his lungs due to the impact
Holidaymakers rushed the unconscious boy to hospital as he had sustained serious injuries.
Mark survived but his family said he had to undergo pneumonectomy to remove one of his lungs due to the impact.
The teenager’s mother Marivic Fajardo said: ‘Doctors told me he had to be careful since he now only has one lung left.
‘I hope the operators won’t make up stories. They’re blaming my son, saying he removed the lock. Why would he do that when the ride was going so fast?’
Police Major General Ria Tacderan, Pangasinan police public information officer, said officers are now investigating the ride.
The policeman said: ‘Our problem now is to see if anyone is monitoring or checking the rides before they are used.’
The wave swinger attraction has been suspended while investigations are ongoing.
Police said that the fairground has a permit and is operating legally but the document could be revoked if safety violations are proven.
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