A TOTAL of 28 people were injured as a roller coaster collision occurred at Happy Valley Shenzhen, a popular theme park, on Friday, Nanshan District Government’s official Weibo account said last night.
The park was temporarily closed starting Saturday after the incident. A preliminary investigation revealed that a roller coaster car, carrying 22 riders, unexpectedly moved backward on the track and collided with another car, which had 24 riders getting off at 6:27 p.m. Friday.
The initial report didn’t specify the exact number of injuries, but eight individuals were taken to Hong Kong University Shenzhen Hospital for treatment, while others sought medical attention at nearby hospitals independently.
Currently 17 people are still receiving treatment in hospital, including four in intensive care units, whose conditions are not life-threatening, according to Nanshan’s statement last night.
The investigation also revealed that the roller coaster was operated and maintained by Shenzhen Happy Valley Tourism Co. Ltd., with its most recent safety inspection conducted in June. The investigative team has invited special equipment specialists to conduct a more thorough investigation to determine who should be held accountable for the incident.
SOURCE: Shenzhen Daily