Posted Monday, April 30, 2007 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Twenty four people were injured on Sunday in an accident on an amusement park ride in northern France, local officials said. The ride, called the Parachut, is a sort of wheel that lifts the passengers into the air in several carriages then spins them around before lowering them slowly back down the ground again. The machine had already lifted them into the air before several of the carriages suddenly dropped around 10 metres to the ground, said local official Roger Reuter.
Read more from Reuters.
Thankfully no one was killed, 10m is a pretty long drop...
Story + news video: http://www.sabcnews.com/world/europe/0,2172,148175,00.html
'Boy gets toilet stuck on head'..
While that conjures up interesting images of dropping from this ride into a porta-potty.. I fail to see how this is related to a nasty accident..
I just love the media!
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