WHAT IS THE TRUTH?
It was earlier reported that the 6 year old boy fell off a Ferris Wheel at the Sungai Nibong Fun Fair on Penang Island.
However, the Euro Wheel operator insists that Mohamad Khairul Naimme Abu Kassim had not fallen from the ride.
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Tuesday December 31, 2013 MYT 6:46:02 AM
Contradicting versions emerge in Ferris wheel mishap
GEORGE TOWN: Contradicting versions have emerged over the Ferris wheel mishap at the Penang Pesta fairground, where a six-year-old boy fell and slipped into a coma.
While the Euro Wheel operator insisted that Mohamad Khairul Naimme Abu Kassim had not fallen from the ride, his father claimed that the workers had allowed him in.
The operator, who wished to be known as Kher, said he had no idea how the boy had entered the ride area and from where he had fallen off.
“We will never allow a child to take the ride by himself. The minimum height is 1.2m and children must be accompanied by adults – with tickets,” he said at the site yesterday.
No one, he said, could open the gondola’s door from the inside, adding that the boy would have died if he had fallen from the top as the wheel was 30m high.
Kher said during the 12.50am incident on Saturday, the workers had parked the gondolas back into position after ensuring that there were no more passengers.
“That was when they heard a loud thud and saw the boy below the platform where passengers hop onto the gondolas,” he said, adding that he had been operating the Euro Wheel for the past 20 years at Penang Pesta.
However, food trader Abu Kassim Yacob, 41, insisted that his son was on the Euro Wheel and had not sneaked in as he was well known by workers at the fair.
This video was taken 2 years ago. It may not be the same Ferris Wheel.
Doctors say he was never in a coma; just heavily sedated.
The Malay Mail Online
An accident of a different sort: Off a Ferris Wheel at the Sungai Nibong Fun Fair on Penang Island!
週日凌晨，還剩3天就結束的檳城同樂會發生一宗慘劇，6歲男童在雙溪里蒙同樂會獨自乘坐摩天輪時，突從30公尺高處墜下，以致他身體多處受重傷，腎 臟爆裂必須切除，脾臟也受創，而其腸道斷裂部份也需需進行接駁手術。據悉，他在事發後即陷入昏迷，至今還未渡過危險期。受傷男童莫哈末凱魯的41歲父親莫 哈末雅谷是在同樂會販賣飲料，而警方也已指示同樂會主辦單位暫時停止操作該座摩天輪，直至警方完成調查工作。事發後，坊間有指是男童頑皮及擅闖摩天輪所 致。
Monday December 30, 2013 MYT 7:48:42 AM
Boy falls from Ferris wheel
GEORGE TOWN: A six-year-old boy slipped into a coma after falling off a Ferris wheel at the Penang Pesta fairground in Sungai Nibong here.
Mohamad Khairul Naimme Abu Kassim was on the ride alone without his parents’ supervision.
The boy was rushed to Penang Hospital with internal injuries and warded at the intensive care unit for observation, said George Town deputy OCPD Supt Ismail Toh Idris.
Still in operation: The Ferris wheel at the Penang Pesta in Sungai Nibong, George Town.
The boy’s mother, Saadiah Samsudin, 40, said the doctors had to remove the left kidney as it was damaged due to the impact of the fall.
“He is still in a coma and he also has other internal injuries.
“All I want now is for him to recover,” she said through tears.
The operator of the ferris wheel, who wanted to be known only as Kher, 50, claimed that the boy had climbed in via the railing to get on the ride.
“He didn’t purchase a ticket and my workers didn’t notice him.
“If he had gone through the counter, we would have stopped him,” he said.
Kher said his workers heard a loud “thud” and were shocked when they saw the boy lying on the ground in the 12.50am incident yesterday.
“Up until now, no one knows exactly how the boy managed to get on the ride and how he fell,” he added.
Sunday December 29, 2013 MYT 4:57:18 PM
Six-year-old child in coma after falling of Ferris Wheel
GEORGE TOWN: A six-year-old child is reported to be in a coma after falling off a Ferris Wheel at the Sungai Nibong funfair early Sunday morning.
Timur Laut deputy police chief Supt Ismail Idris said the child, Mohamad Khairul Naimme Abu Kassim, fell from the wheel at 12.50am.
“We received a report from the victim’s father who is also running a business at the funfair at 4.15am and immediately ordered operations to stop until investigations are completed,” said Ismail.
He said the child suffered internal injuries and was admitted to the Penang Hospital. -Bernama