China News Service, Fuzhou, October 18 (Reporter Long Min and Wang Dongming) The official announcement of Jin'an District, Fuzhou City on the evening of the 18th, at 14:47 on the 18th, the installation process of the Ferris wheel of the Aimo Wheel Commercial Plaza Project, Huaming Road, Yuefeng Town, Jin'an District The middle and outer wheel hubs fell off. After the Jin'an District Emergency Management Bureau, the Jin'an District Fire Rescue Brigade, the Jin'an Branch of the Fuzhou Public Security Bureau and other departments, preliminary site investigations showed that there were no casualties. The specific cause of the accident is still under investigation.

On the afternoon of October 18, an under-construction ferris wheel collapsed next to Jin'an Lake Park in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. The upper runner deformed and fell off. There have been no reports of casualties.

The police and park security maintained order at the scene, and the specific cause of the accident is under investigation.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

  According to local media reports, the Ferris wheel project is located in the core area of ​​the East Second Ring Road on the south of Huagong Road in Jin'an District and on the side of Jin'an Lake. The first line is adjacent to Jin'an Lake Park, covering an area of ​​61 mu and a total construction area of ​​130,000 square meters. Meters, with a total investment of RMB 1.33 billion.

The project will build the highest Ferris wheel in the province with a height of not less than 120 meters, and build a super-large Ferris wheel cultural and tourism commercial complex that integrates culture, leisure, art, catering and shopping, recreation and sports, amusement, and office around it.

On the afternoon of October 18, an under-construction ferris wheel collapsed next to Jin'an Lake Park in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. The upper runner deformed and fell off. There have been no reports of casualties.

The police and park security maintained order at the scene, and the specific cause of the accident is under investigation.

(Photo by drone) Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

  At the scene, a reporter from Chinanews.com observed that the outer hubs of the Ferris wheel had completely fallen apart, one of the larger rims was drooping on the load-bearing column, and the rest of the rims were scattered all around, with only steel wires connected.

  Residents at the scene recalled that at around 14:47, the ferris wheel rim deformed and fell off, and the metal components fell to the ground with a loud impact sound. The whole process lasted more than 20 minutes.

"It is a shame that the Ferris wheel was built with only a part of it. Fortunately, a fall-off accident occurred during the construction process. If it is built and operated, the consequences will be disastrous." (End)

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