Tragic Accident at Zijinwan Happy Kingdom Water Park: Tourist Sucked into Drain Hole and Dies

2023-08-20 13:15:00

▲ The staff surrounded the corner, trying to pull the man up from the water. (Picture / flip from Weibo)

Reporter Ke Peichen / Comprehensive report

A horrific accident occurred on the 19th in the “Zijinwan Happy Kingdom” water amusement park in Taojiang County, Hunan Province. A tourist was sucked into a drain hole while playing in the park, and unfortunately died when he was pulled ashore. After the news spread, many Weibo netizens were shocked, and they couldn’t help saying that this was the plot of the movie “The End of the Dead”. At present, the scenic spot has been closed, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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According to the “Beijing News” report, a tourist was sucked into the drain of the water park on the 19th. Although he was pulled ashore afterwards, he had no signs of life and died after rescue. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

According to the pictures circulated on the Internet, a male tourist was sucked into the drain and couldn’t move. Several staff members gathered around the corner of the pool, shouting loudly while pulling him out of the water. There were many tourists on the shore watching, but the man finally still Unfortunately, he died.

▲▼The water park has a large number of tourists, and many tourists visit it during holidays. (Picture / Taken from WeChat / Zijinwan Happy Kingdom)

Many Weibo netizens left messages after reading it, “Isn’t this the god of death coming (the end of life)”, “Why is there no protective net for the drain”, “This is not the first time I have seen such news, it is really very interesting. Sad”, “I didn’t expect this time to be in my hometown. This kind of thing often happens. Why isn’t the drain well protected? It’s better to put a barbed wire to block it!”

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Some netizens pointed out that the drain is one of the common dangerous areas in playgrounds. Although swimming pools are equipped with water circulation systems, the drains are generally located at the bottom of the pool or at the corners, even if there are mesh wires or aluminum alloy plates with leaks. Covered, but still very powerful suction when draining, especially when doing water changes.

In this regard, Zijinwan Happy Kingdom also issued a closure notice afterwards, “Due to equipment maintenance, Zijinwan Happy Kingdom is currently closed, and the recovery time is to be determined. Please pay attention to the official information for the specific opening time, and express our apologies for the inconvenience caused to tourists. Respect Please understand.”

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▼Zijinwan Happy Kingdom issued an announcement afterward and closed the opening. (Picture / Taken from WeChat / Zijinwan Happy Kingdom)

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