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Indonesia water park slide snaps in half, throws people 30-ft down

A dilapidated water slide at a park in Indonesia collapsed and threw people 30-feet down.

A swimming trip went wrong after a worn-out and weakened water slide in Indonesia’s Kenjeran Park snapped in half and threw people 30-feet to the ground.

According to Daily Star, a video clip of the incident, that happened on May 7 has gone viral on social media.
The video shows one section of a spiraling enclosed tube slide collapsing and onlookers screaming as people fall to the concrete floor.

Out of 16 people who were trapped inside the slide, eight were taken to a nearby hospital, and three suffered broken bones, Daily Star reported.

According to the water park located in Surabaya city, one of the biggest in the country, the accident happened because the ride had worn out and weakened over time. The park authorities also said the slide was overloaded with people when it happened.

Deputy mayor of Surabaya city, Armuji, has ordered an immediate inspection of other amusement parks in the region to prevent such accidents.

According to reports, the deputy mayor reminded the owners of amusement parks to take responsibility and follow safety measures for the well-being of their visitors.

Daily Star reported that Mayor Eri Cahyadi, however, said, “The Surabaya city government will provide trauma-healing assistance to all victims.”

Cahyadi added that the park’s management will be held responsible for the accident.

The park authorities have to bear the medical expenses of the injured until they recover fully, said the mayor.

He has also sought clarification from the management and ordered a police investigation into the matter.