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Six Killed Ten Injured at Chinese Amusement Park- Ride Goes Awry

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 29, 2010

Chinese products are not typically safe, and unfortunately many people were waiting for this type of thing to happen. Six people were killed and ten injured in China at an amusement park. China, being China is sketchy on the details, but one can only imagine the grisly scene. China’s primary concern is money and safety in every aspect takes a back seat. This type of thing is very sad to me but not surprising.

“SHENZHEN – Six people were confirmed dead and at least ten others injured, five in serious conditions, Tuesday in an accident at an amusement park in Shenzhen City of south China’s Guangdong Province, local government said early Wednesday at a press briefing. Two women and one man out of the six dead people had been identified, according to the government of Yantian district, home to the park.

The accident happened at 4:45 p.m. after an entertainment facility that simulates conditions in a launching rocket for passengers to experience doubled gravity malfunctioned in the park, the Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East).

But the nature of the accident remained sketchy. Xiao Wenhong, a publicity official with the Yantian district committee of the Communist Party of China, only said the cause of the accident was under investigation.”

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