China: Terror grips tourists after 3,500ft glass bridge cracks
Tourists walking on a newly constructed 3,450ft high glass bridge in China had the shock of their lives after a pane developed cracks leading to a minor stampede on Tuesday.world Updated: Oct 07, 2015 16:48 IST
Tourists walking on a newly constructed 3,450-feet high glass bridge in China had the shock of their lives after one of its panes developed cracks leading to a minor stampede on Tuesday.
The glass bridge at the Yuntai Mountain walkway in China’s Henan province was opened to the public on September 20.
Reports said Lee Dong Hai, a visitor who claimed to have witnessed the scary moment, posted about the incident on social media platform Weibo.
“My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor,” Hai wrote.
“A lot of people started to scream. “I screamed out, ‘It cracked! It really cracked!’ and then I pushed the people in front of me so that we could run out of the way,” he said.
Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau’s spokesperson told the People’s Daily Online the incident happened after a tourist accidentally dropped a stainless steel mug on the walkway.
A glass pane on a new transparent walkway shattered yesterday on 3,540ft high cliff on Yuntai Mountain, Central China pic.twitter.com/i5P53WnikG— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) October 6, 2015
The bridge has been temporarily closed to the public after the incident.