Netherlands: the fall of a wagon in an amusement park leaves three injured, including a child

The accident could have been fatal. In a theme park Valkenburg, in the south of the Netherlands, “two carts” fell from an attraction, resulting in the fall of two children and two adults, the fire department of the South Limburg region announced on TwitterFriday 27 May afternoon.

A child and two adults were injured, a fire department spokesman told AFP. The nature of their injuries was not disclosed, but “their condition is stable”he specified. An air ambulance was called, local media reported.

The cause of the incident is unknown

The fall took place around 2:45 p.m. local time, or 2:45 p.m. French time. The exact cause of the incident “is unknown and under investigation” according to the fire department spokesperson. “It never happened”in the amusement park, he also pointed out. According to Dutch public radio and television Ourthe attraction concerned is theBallontoren Calidius”, a ride that takes visitors in gondolas to a height of about 10 meters. Passengers then have a view of the entire site.

The theme park Sprookjesbos Valkenburg, the “Enchanted Forest”, extends over 3 hectares, near the Belgian border. The Calidius attraction was launched last September.

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