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Family falls to death from ferris wheel

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FIVE members of one family plunged to their deaths while another two were left clinging to a rail 20m in the air when their ferris wheel car overturned in South Korea. Four people, including a 68-year-old woman and a seven-year-old boy, died at the scene in the southern city of Busan, police said. A 28-year-old woman died in hospital later, the Associated Press reported. There were seven relatives in the ferris wheel car, but the other two were able to cling to handholds, police officer Yoon Jae-man said. Jeon Un-sung, 70, who was rescued from the car, said: "the slowly moving gondola suddenly stopped and turned upside down and family members fell in a flash" when the window behind the seats fell out of the car, according to Yonhap news agency. The 66m high "Giant Wheel" has 42 cars. It as is among 30 rides at the World Carnival mobile amusement park that opened in Busan after arriving from Hong Kong, Yonhap reported. http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0...129-912,00.html

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