12 school children were injured after a fall from one of the amusement park rides at “Metropolis”, Panorama Mall in Riyadh earlier today.
A source from Saudi Red Crescent said that two children were seriously injured and the others encountered minor injuries. The children, aged 12 to 13 years from Manaret school were immediately rushed by ambulance to the King Khalid University Hospital and King Saud Medical City in Riyadh.
Governor of Riyadh, Prince Khalid Bin Bandar has ordered immediate inquiry into the case. The Governor and Deputy Governor Prince Turki bin Abdullah visited children in hospital later during the day.
Investigation is under way into the cause of the incident by the Civil Defence in Riyadh. The ride at the mall has been closed down until further notice.