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IN OMG! ON 10 May, 2016
Who doesn't love a roller coaster ride? Except a few, everyone goes crazy over the big roller coaster rides. That adrenaline rush and the horrifying feeling kicking in the veins is the best thing one can have.
But, some of the roller coasters turned out to be deadly for some people. Below are some of such accidents that will make you think twice before getting on such rides.
The Big Dipper was a roller coaster in England in 1972. One unfortunate day, a cable that was drawing up one of the cars to the top of the hill fractured, and the car came rolling back, thus crushing 5 children to death and injuring about 13.
Mindbender was one of the most thrilling and deadly rides at Galaxyland, a theme park in Alberta, Canada. There were some loose bolts that made the cars fly off the tracks into the concrete walls. Soon after, the safety bars were also released which made people fall off the cars. By the end of all the chaos, three people were dead and many more were injured.
A serious accident took place in Expoland, Japan, in 2007. In which a cart came off the track, sending a person, flying off to death and leaving about 19 people majorly injured.
In 1984, a huge fire broke out at 6 Flags, New Jersey. Around eight people were trapped in the castle at that very moment and ultimately burned to death. Police investigation suggested that the fire may be a work of some arson.
This is so far the most disturbing accident and nothing less than any scene from The final destination movie series. In this ride, which is located in 6 Flags, Kentucky, the scariest nightmare of a group of teenage girls came true when the cable that was supposed to tow them up broke and whipped around in front of them. Those cables were actually striking the girls repeatedly, butchering them apart. It completely dissected a girl, as her foot fell down to the ground
In 1988, on Coney Island, a maintenance worker made a terrible mistake of bypassing the safety bars. Not stopping at this, he even stood up in a moving ride. He was eventually hit by a crossbeam and fell 30 feet to death.
Puff The Little Fire Dragon, doesn't it sound like a ride meant to be for small kids. But contradicting the cuteness of its name, this little ride, in Utah's Lagoon Amusement Park turned out to be nothing less than those hardcore ones.
A 6-year old boy fell off to the ground in the middle of the ride. But that's not, what led to his death. He was fine even after falling off the ride. But, as soon as he got up, he was struck on the head by the passing dragon and died instantly.