A massive explosion occurred at a new water park in Sweden, creating huge flames that engulfed several water slides within seconds. that were under construction outside.
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The major fire destroyed one of the attractions, which included a 13-meter drop The Oceana Waterworld water park in Gothenburg caused a large column of black smoke that could be seen from several points in the city.
The fire triggered a mass evacuation of the areawhile firefighters didn’t know what could have caused the incident, moreover They reported that they could not control the flames.
Images and videos of the explosion taken by witnesses who were near the site were shared on social media. and this shows the burning fire that created a colossal fireball that seemed to grow ever larger.
Oceana Waterworld in Gothenburg, Sweden catches fire and explodes
Oceana Waterworld in Gothenburg, Sweden, catches fire and explodes pic.twitter.com/o5vSvUHClZ
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The water park, which was scheduled to open in the coming months, It burst into flames while several fire engines approached the area to control the incident..
At least three explosions caused debris to fall from surrounding buildings they will scatter on the burning water slides.
The water park is a new addition to Gothenburg’s Liseberg Amusement Park, one of the largest amusement parks in the region.
“The fire started on one of the water attractions outside the building and then spread throughout the building,” Liseberg said in a statement.
Oceana Waterworld in Gothenburg, Sweden just caught fire and is a total inferno.
This happened shortly after the location opened this morning.
Wild stuff. You’d think a water park would at least be safe from fires.pic.twitter.com/fhc04sEkvy
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) February 12, 2024
Police and fire departments assumed that people were killed or injured in the incident.while urging nearby residents to stay in their homes and keep their windows closed to protect themselves from the thick black smoke.
Oceana Waterworld is a huge new edition of the Liseberg amusement parkthe largest amusement fair in the country.
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The facility, which cost $115 million to build, was scheduled to open in late 2024 and was expected to be a major success for Liseberg, one of Gothenburg’s most popular tourist attractions.
The gigantic attraction spanned 6,000 square meters indoors and 4,000 square meters outdoors and was designed to allow around 1,750 swimmers to enjoy a state-of-the-art water park experience.