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Serious accidents in amusement parks

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016

SERIOUS ACCIDENTS ON AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES OVER PAST DECADE:

AUSTRALIA - October 2016: Four people killed when their circular raft flips on the Thunder River Rapids conveyor belt ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.

US - August 2016: 10-year-old boy receives fatal neck injury while going down the world's highest water slide in Kansas City.

SCOTLAND - June 2016: 10 people, including eight children, injured in an amusement park when a roller coaster derails and plummets from the track.

ENGLAND - June 2015: Two carts from a roller coaster in a Sheffield amusement park collide, leaving 16 injured.

GERMANY - August 2014: 11-year-old girl killed when she is run over by the Spinning Barrels ride in a western German amusement park.

AUSTRIA - October 2010: Man working on a ramp of the flying roller coaster Volare falls to his death after he's hit by a cart and pushed from the track, while one passenger is severely injured.

GERMANY - September 2009: 11-year-old girl dies after falling out of a water ride at a local festival in Bavaria.

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