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Angry Chinese parents halt theme park’s roller-coaster ride after rebellious daughter sneaks on

Dozens of passengers left stranded as couple demand officials at Queershan Park, in Liuzhou, stop ride part-way through and escort 14-year-old from attraction

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 February, 2017, 12:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 February, 2017, 12:22pm

Angry parents forced theme park operators in China to halt a roller coaster part-way through the ride after discovering their rebellious daughter had sneaked onto the attraction without permission, mainland media reported.

Dozens of people were left stranded in their seats on Monday afternoon when the roller coaster came to a premature standstill at Queershan Park, in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the news portal 163.com reported.

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Many people thought the stoppage had been caused by an equipment malfunction, but officials admitted that the ride had been halted by the angry parents of a 14-year-old girl.

The couple had entered the ride’s control centre and demanded that the roller coaster be stopped immediately so their daughter could be escorted from the ride, the report said.

They told staff they became worried when they discovered the girl had sneaked onto the ride even though they had forbidden her from doing so.

All the passengers on the ride were evacuated safely from the roller coaster and after about 20 minutes the attraction began running again as normal.

The report did not mention whether the parents would face any punishment.