[Video] Girl, 14, dies in horrific amusement park accident as she is flung from spinning ride
WARNING DISTRESSING FOOTAGE: A horrific mobile phone clip showed the girl appearing to slip from her seat on the ride and being hurled through the air.
A teenage girl has died in a tragic accident after being flung from an amusement park ride.
Horrific footage taken on a mobile phone showed the girl appearing to slip from her seat on the spinning "Space Adventure" ride and being hurled through the air.
The incident occurred today at Zhaohua Amusement Park in Chongqing, south west China, at about 2.20pm local time.
A video taken at the scene shows people watching and shouting but screams can soon be heard as onlookers realise something is wrong.
The young girl can then be seen coming out of her seat with her leg still attached to the ride.
Onlookers turn away, unable to watch further.
A sickening bang can then be heard as she falls from the ride.
The girl was pictured receiving treatment while lying on the metal floor of the ride but appears to be unresponsive.
She was taken to a local hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.
A local government statement read: "At 2.20 pm, the emergency care center received a call, saying a female tourist got injured in Zhaohua amusement park.
"The tourist was sent to the county's hospital, but died soon after attempt treatment such as CPR," the spokesman added.
It said an investigation into the cause of the accident was underway.