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Men Fall Off Ferris Wheel, Ride Shut Down

Men Fall Off Ferris Wheel, Ride Shut Down
2018 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival queen contestants (from left) Miss Foneology Lavenia Vuidreketi, Miss Fiji Care Lice Lainora and Miss SCC Simran Nand in front of one of the Hibiscus rides at the Valelevu ground in Nasinu. This was not the one which was shut down after three men fell. Photo: Ronald Kumar
August 15
10:00 2018

A ferris wheel operator at the 2018 Hibiscus Festival has been told to shut down a ride after three men fell off it on Monday night.

While the circumstances surrounding the incident are sketchy, the three men in their 20s suffered injuries.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident and said officers were investigating the matter.

She confirmed that three men were treated and sent home the same night.

Ms Naisoro said they were working with the respective ministry to investigate the matter.

Police, the Hibiscus Committee and the occupation health and safety department under the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations are investigating the incident.

Hibiscus Events Group Incorporated (HEGI) chairman Hirdesh Prasad said he was made aware of the incident and was working with the Police and the ministry to find out the cause of the incident.

HEGI officials said the operator was stopped from running the ride until investigations were completed.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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