Chinese tourists left hanging upside down on suspension bridge

By Hoang Vu   February 22, 2024 | 11:13 pm PT
A group of tourists were left hanging upside down on a suspension bridge inside the Longtan Grand Canyon site in China's Henan Province, but no injuries were reported.

The incident took place last week as Chinese celebrated their spring festival, South China Morning Post reported.

A video shared on Chinese social media showed a group of about eight tourists dangling from the bridge suspended 36 meters from the ground.

The tourists were all brought to safety later.

The local Department of Culture and Tourism said that the bridge has been suspended to ensure safety, and the cause of the accident was because the tourists were shaking the bridge while walking.

Staff members had to warn tourists not to shake the bridge. However, they ignored the instructions.

The Longtan Grand Canyon bridge is a high-altitude steel cable bridge, 88 meters long and 36 meters high.

Some people expressed outrage for the tourists' acts on social media.

"They truly deserved it. Hope they learn their lesson and those responsible are charged," a social media user wrote.

"If the explanation is accurate then it's their own dumb fault," another wrote.

A video shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, shows a group of tourists left hanging upside down on a suspension bridge on Feb. 13, 2024.

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