Askari Park Accident: One died, several injured, politicians condemned


Karachi: A young girl died while several injured due to the ride collapse at Askari Park.

The 16 seater ride came on ground in Askari Park. However, it resulted in the death of one girl and injuries of 16 people. According to eye witnesses, they heard a loud explosion in the ride’s mechanism before it fell down on the ground.

The ride was opened for a trial yesterday but closed after the unfortunate accident. In addition, police also shut down Askari Park for public. Saleh Farooqui, Commissioner Karachi said that the park will remain closed till the full technical checkup.

Amusement parks in Sindh are closed till the final inspection

Chief Secretary for Sindh, Major (retd) Azam Suleman Khan, ordered to shut down all amusement parks in Sindh untill the completion of full technical inspection. He also formed the committee led by Deputy Commissioner for Karachi’s East District that will submit the report in next 24 hours.

Renowned personalities condemned the incident

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Dr Arif Alvi said that he visited the Jinnah Hospital after the incident. He said that one child is died and one person is in critical condition.

Singer Fakhr-e-Alam said that it is not the first incident. He further added that the Askari Park management and authority is responsible for using old rides and the unfortunate incident.

PML-N Leader Miftah Ismail showed her condolence with died girl’s family. He said that he is saddened after the news.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Naz Baloch also showed her condolence. She further added that strict safety rules should be implemented in al amusement parks.


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