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Roller coaster ride turns fatal for mother and daughter

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Khalapur-AccidentMother and daughter sustained injuries after a roller coaster derailed at 1 pm inside Imagica Theme Park, Khopoli. Purnima Rathi (32) and sustained injuries on her head and her 16-year-old daughter lower jaw was hurt. The duo was rushed to Jakhotia hospital.

An official from the Imagica Theme park said, “Although the ride is currently closed for safety precautions, the park is completely operational.”

Vincent Pijnenburg, Chief Operating Officer Adlabs Imagica said “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.”

Ashutosh Kale, Assistant Vice President, Adlabs Imagica Safety and Security said, “In accordance with our daily safety procedures every ride is checked for safety and technical issues before being run for our guests. We had conducted three test runs on the ride prior to opening it for the guests. We are coordinating with the ride manufacturer to ensure that no untoward incident occurs in the future.”
The news of ride derailment spread like fire on social networking sites like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter etc.

Superintendent of Police (Raigad), Ankush Shinde said, “We are investigating this matter. If anybody is found responsible for this incident then strict action will be taken against them.”

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