Shenzhen park accident

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 July, 2010, 12:00am

Six people were killed and nine injured on an amusement park ride in Shenzhen last week.

They were riding on Space Journey, a spacecraft simulation ride, at the Evoventure Valley amusement part in the OCT East complex. The accident happened when the 11 cabins holding four passengers each were about to land.

'All of a sudden, the cabins were turned upside down, and passengers started to fall,' one witness said. 'Not even their safety belts could hold them.'

The accident may have been caused by the equipment scraping the ground during the ride.