To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Tourist dies after 30ft-high glass bridge shatters at Indonesian beauty spot

Ella Scott

Published 
| Last updated 

Tourist dies after 30ft-high glass bridge shatters at Indonesian beauty spot

Featured Image Credit: Hana Meika Ritka Diana/Facebook

A tourist in Indonesia has died and three others were left injured after a popular glass-bottomed bridge gave way.

On Wednesday (25 October), 11 tourists from Cilacep, Central Java, were crossing the Geong Bridge in the Limpakuwus Pine Forest.

The glass walkway is 10 metres in height and appears to be held up by two large golden hands.

Advert

It’s said that while the tourists were admiring the forest view, various glass panels on the bottom of the bridge began to give way.

Glass panels from the bottom of the bridge shattered, causing tragedy. Credit: Antara News
Glass panels from the bottom of the bridge shattered, causing tragedy. Credit: Antara News

In harrowing footage shared across social media, one of the 11 visitors could be seen struggling to climb back up onto the bridge, while two others were spotted lying motionless on the forest floor.

Later in the clip, onlookers went to aid the falling civilian and to help them get back up on their feet.

Advert

After rescuing the tourist from plummeting through the bottom of the bridge, they proceeded to escort them off the glass attraction.

As per Singaporean outlet, The Straits Times, workers in the local area reported hearing the sound of glass breaking at around 10am local time.

Following the tragedy, Banyumas City Police Chief Edy Suranta Sitepu confirmed that one of the fallen victims had been declared dead shortly after the fall.

On Wednesday, the Chief also confirmed that three other tourists had sustained minor injuries from the accident.

Advert

According to The Jakarta Post, Ekop Purnomo, chairman of the Limpakuwus Pine Forest Cooperative, had previously contacted the manager of the Geong Bridge in April.

One tourist was confirmed dead following their fall from the bridge. Credit: Antara News
One tourist was confirmed dead following their fall from the bridge. Credit: Antara News

At the time, he said that he wanted to conduct a safety evaluation of the tourist attraction after he received complaints across social media.

The chairman has claimed that as many as five percent of visitors to the tourist attraction had shared negative sentiments online.

Advert

It’s further alleged that Purnomo contacted the unnamed manager and attempted to set up a meeting to discuss the complaints.

However, on the day of the meeting, the bridge manager reportedly elected to send a representative in his place

The publication stated that the chairman said: “There was no discussion. We only left a message.”

It’s also reported that following the incident, local police requested that Purnomo close Limpakuwus Pine Forest to guests.

Advert

After police compliance was met and the forest was closed to the public, police were due to conduct an investigation into the scene of the crime on Thursday, 26 October.

Topics: News, Crime, World News

Ella Scott
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Community

Woman who got 'world's ugliest tattoo' says she tries not to cry when looking at it

8 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Machine Gun Kelly has officially changed his name on Spotify

19 hours ago