Victims of Tuesday's fatal amusement park accident identified

18:05, June 30, 2010      

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Authorities in Shenzhen on Wednesday identified the six people killed in an amusement park ride accident on Tuesday in the southern Chinese boomtown neighboring Hong Kong.

The dead, all Chinese nationals, included two men and four women, and they were aged between 24 and 48-years old, according to a statement from the Yantian District government.

Five were residents of Guangdong Province and one was from central China's Hunan Province.

The accident happened at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday after the Space Journey ride malfunctioned at the Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East) amusement park.

The ride simulates the conditions of a rocket launch with the passengers experiencing doubled gravity. It elevates and spins 11 cabins each carrying four passengers.

At least 10 people were injured in the accident. They are being treated at three hospitals in Shenzhen. Five of them are in a serious condition.


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