M’sian Couple Flung 15 Metres Away From ‘Octopus Ride’ In Sabah

Both were admitted to the ICU.
Two individuals were tragically thrown 15 meters away from an ‘Octopus ride’ at a fairground outside the Likas Sports Complex in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, where they sustained severe injuries.

The man and woman, visibly bloodied from their wounds, were immediately rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention.

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Octopus ride in sabah
Photo via Sin Chew Daily

Victims in critical condition

Sin Chew Daily reported that the male victim is in critical condition and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), while the female victim sustained head injuries.

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The accident occurred around 8pm yesterday (Mar 6), where videos showing the victims lying on the ground went viral online.

Kota Kinabalu Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) head, Deputy Superintendent Ordine Gilu said an emergency call was made at 8:58pm and a team of firefighters was quickly dispatched to the scene.

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Bomba saving people at the octopus ride accident
Photo via Sin Chew Daily

The ‘Octopus Ride’ was also suspended for further use when the team arrived at the scene.

“The 29-year-old female victim suffered head injuries and was sent to to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

No police report filed

Meanwhile, a secretary from the Kota Kinabalu MP’s office said that no police reports were filed by the victims or the fairground’s management.

M'sian couple flung 15 metres away from 'octopus ride' in sabah | weirdkaya
Photo via Sin Chew Daily

“According to preliminary investigations, the victims were flung 15 meters away from the ride, resulting in injuries to their eyes, head, and legs,” he said.

Police are still investigating whether mechanical failure was to be blamed for the accident.


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