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Police blame worn metal for Jakarta Fair carousel collapse

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 12, 2019   /   02:27 pm
Police blame worn metal for Jakarta Fair carousel collapse Stalls and vendors await visitors to the Jakarta Fair on May 22, when the 52nd edition of the annual fair opened at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. (wartakota.tribunnews.com/Adhy Kelana)

Police have pointed to a worn-out steel pole as the cause of the merry-go-round that collapsed on Monday night at the Jakarta Fair (PRJ) in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.

Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Harry Kurniawan said on Wednesday that the metal had weakened and could no longer support the weight of ride-goers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sebuah komedi putar yang berada di arena bermain Pekan Raya Jakarta (PRJ) ambruk seketika. Menurut Kapolsek Kemayoran Kompol Syaiful Anwar, peristiwa ini terjadi pada Senin (10/6/2019) malam. Sejumlah pengunjung dilaporkan melangalami luka ringan dalam peristiwa nahas ini. "Benar rubuh, kejadiannya Senin malam. Menurut saksi di lokasi enggak ada korban jiwa, beberapa orang hanya luka lecet saja," ucapnya. Polisi sendiri telah meminta keterangan dari sejumlah saksi dan sampai saat ini pemeriksaan intensif masig dilakukan terhadap sang pemilik komedi putar. "Beberapa saksi sudah kami periksa dan sampai saat ini pemiliknya masih kami periksa," ujarnya. Vid .niziten #wahanabermain #komediputer #pekanrayajakarta2019 #kemayoran #jakartapusat #kontributorjakarta #prj #jakpus #jakarta

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“The ride broke as a result of the heavy load of passengers,” Harry said as quoted by kompas.com.

Four visitors – Ita, 41, Nisa, 30, Jumaidi, 30 and Noval, 12 – were injured when the ride collapsed.

“The victims received immediate treatment from PRJ medical personnel,” Harry added.

The Kemayoran Police are still investigating the incident.

The 52nd Jakarta Fair kicked off on May 22 at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran to mark Jakarta's anniversary, which falls on June 22. (tru)