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Crash roller coaster to stay closed

05 June 2015 16:45:14 timesofmalta.com

Alton Towers is to reopen “within the next few days” but the ride involved in the crash in which 16 people were injured will remain shut for the foreseeable future, the company which runs the park has announced. Four people were seriously hurt in Tuesday’s accident involving the Smiler ride and the Staffordshire tourist attraction has been closed since then, racking up losses of around £500,000 a day for owner Merlin Entertainment. The company said today that new “safety protocols” were being issued. The company said: “The safety of our visitors is our fundamental priority. We have a strong safety record at Alton Towers and across the Merlin Group. “Today we are enhancing our safety standards by issuing an additional set of safety protocols and procedures that will reinforce the safe operation of our multi-car roller coasters. These are effective immediately. “Each roller coaster has its own individual operating process and characteristics. Our central safety management team, together with local park operations, will now work to implement and brief operating staff on these protocols. “As a consequence, two roller coaster rides have been withdrawn from service until the new...

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Four badly hurt in Alton Towers roller-coaster crash in UK

03 June 2015 05:05:19 WN.com - World News

An air ambulance flies over The Smiler at Alton Towers in Alton, Britain where 16 were injured. Photo: Daren Staples London: Three teenagers are among four people seriously injured when two carriages on a roller coaster collided at the Alton Towers theme park in central England. The accident happened on The Smiler, an 80km/h ride featuring a world record 14 loops, when a carriage carrying 16 passengers crashed into an empty carriage that was stationary at the top of the ride. Four passengers - two men aged 27 and 18, a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman...

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Four badly hurt in UK roller coaster crash

03 June 2015 03:34:36 WN.com - World News

An air ambulance flies over The Smiler at Alton Towers in Alton, Britain where 16 were injured. Photo: Daren Staples London: Four teenagers have been seriously injured after two carriages on a roller coaster collided at the Alton Towers theme park in central England. The Tuesday afternoon accident happened on The Smiler, an...

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Four seriously hurt in roller-coaster accident at British theme park

02 June 2015 19:01:13 WN.com - World News

LONDON - Four teenagers were seriously hurt at one of Britain's biggest theme parks on Tuesday when two carriages collided on a roller-coaster ride, rescue workers said. An air ambulance was called to...

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A mental roller coaster

29 May 2015 13:53:07 WN.com - America News

YEARS AGO I vowed never to go on a roller coaster again. I have succeeded physically. However the things going on in Barbados do take me on a mental roller-coaster ride. ......

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi reveals new record breaking roller coaster

06 May 2015 04:32:53 WN.com - Mideast News

Thrill seekers will soon be able to experience another world record at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.Flying Aces is planned to become the world’s steepest steel roller coaster, with a starting hill ......

Vice All News Time06 May 2015 04:32:53


New York roller coaster mishap briefly strands riders

30 March 2015 07:51:32 WN.com - World News

NEW YORK (AP) " A roller coaster at New York City's Coney Island amusement park got stuck on the first day of the season, leaving passengers briefly stranded atop the wooden structure.Witnesses tell the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1IbCmov......

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Ndoro, Malajila on a roller coaster

16 December 2014 04:23:53 NewsDay Zimbabwe

Ndoro, Malajila on a roller coaster Ndoro, Malajila on a roller coaster : NewsDay Zimbabwe .

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Design unveiled for world's tallest roller coaster

18 November 2014 21:16:22 Latest News - UPI.com

Ben Hooper ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The creators of a planned 570-foot-tall roller coaster in Florida released an animated video detailing the track design.

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National › Employee hit by roller coaster at Kagawa theme park

15 November 2014 08:09:05 Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

A 71-year-old employee at a theme park is in a serious condition after he was hit by a roller coaster on Friday. According to police, the accident occurred at around 10:40 a.m. at the New Reoma World theme park in Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture. TBS reported that the employee, Kazuyuki…

Vice All News Time15 November 2014 08:09:05