Chennai Police ask Queensland Amusement Park to suspend rides

The directive follows after 24 people fell a sharp 10 feet to the ground after a cable snapped during a ride

June 21, 2019 11:24 pm | Updated 11:25 pm IST - Chennai

The city police have sent a notice asking the management of Queensland Amusement Park to stop some of its rides until they obtain a stability certificate from authorities.

On Tuesday, 24 riders strapped to the seats of the famous ‘Free Fall Tower’ ride fell a sharp 10 feet to the ground, because the cable snapped. One of the visitors captured it on his mobile phone. This video went viral over social media.

Police sources said nobody came forward to lodge a complaint. “However, we came to know of the accident through the video that was being circulated over social media and further investigation was conducted.”

On Thursday, Nazarathpet inspector Elango and revenue authorities went to the premises and held enquiries.

Following this, police issued a notice to the management asking to suspend risky rides pending a stability certificate. It is not applicable to water sports,” said police officer.

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