A day at a theme park is supposed to be filled with laughter, thrilling rides, and tons of terrible fried food. But lately, it seems more and more attractions are malfunctioning, leading to tragedies both in the U.S. and abroad.
The latest story comes from Kishkinta amusement park in Chennai, India. Twenty employees were kept in the park after hours to test out a new ride, the Disco Dancer. What started out as a fun tilt-a-whirl-style ride quickly turned disastrous when it fell from nearly 15 feet in the air.
One employee perished during the ride.
While it’s hard for many parents to say no when their kids beg to go to the park for an afternoon of fun, stories and tragedies like this make the decision just a little bit easier. If you’d like to read up on the safety of your local parks and how you can educate your kids on safe riding, go here.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the employee who was killed and the others who were injured.