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Two injured at Adlabs Imagica after roller-coaster accident

by FP Staff  Feb 5, 2014 19:18 IST

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Two people have been injured at Adlabs Imagica in Mumbai after a roller-coaster malfunctioned.

According to a report in DNA newspaper, Purnima Rathi (32) was injured in the head and her 16-year-old daughter was hurt in the lower jaw.

The roller-coaster accident. Image courtesy Twitter

The roller-coaster accident. Image courtesy Twitter

"Two guests suffered minor injuries at approximately 1pm this afternoon at the Bandits of Robinhood. They were immediately transported to the nearest hospital to be given first aid medical services. Although the attraction is currently closed for safety precautions, the park is completely operational," said a statement by Imagica.

"In accordance with our daily safety procedures every ride is checked for safety and technical issues before being run for our guests through a night long maintenance schedule. Three test runs were carried on the ride before opening it for the guests. We’ve never faced a situation like this before and we are coordinating with the ride manufacturer to ensure that no future untoward incident occurs," said Ashutosh Kale, the assistant vice president at  Adlabs Imagica Safety and Security.

“We have always complied with the maintenance and operational procedures recommended by the manufacturers of every ride. The safety of our guests and employees is our company’s utmost priority. We regret this incident but are extremely grateful that everyone is safe," said Vincent Pijnenburg, the chief operating officer at Adlabs Imagica.

The theme park opened in April last year near the city of Khopoli along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway; its website says it is spread over 300 acres and cost 1600 crores to set up.

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