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Scotland roller coaster crash victim, relative give updates

27 June 2016 18:26:35 WN.com - World News

GLASGOW, Scotland — Relatives and victims of Sunday's roller coaster accident in Scotland are beginning to speak out about what happened when an amusement park ride derailed. The distraught grandfather of an 11-year-old victim said on social media that surgeons have managed to save the boy's hand. Eight children and two adults were hospitalized after five gondolas on the Tsunami ride at MD's amusement park in Motherwell, near Glasgow, derailed and plummeted 20 feet to the ground in front of horrified witnesses. Liam...

Vice All News Time27 June 2016 18:26:35


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Worrying weather: roller-coaster temperature swings increase risk of dying, new study finds

27 June 2016 02:16:14 South China Morning Post - News feed

As Hong Kong sweats through a heatwave after recent bouts of ­unexpectedly heavy rain, a new international study has put the focus on roller-coaster weather taking an increasing toll on lives.

Vice All News Time27 June 2016 02:16:14


Roller coaster derails 'like a horror film' in Scotland

26 June 2016 23:07:03 WN.com - World News

Several people were hurt in the accident on the Tsunami ride at M&D's amusement park near Glasgow.         ......

Vice All News Time26 June 2016 23:07:03


Riding on the Dubai property roller coaster

04 May 2016 23:42:49 The Daily Star >> Business >> Regional

For more than 10 years Dubai property prices have been on a roller coaster, creating and wiping out fortunes, but recently they appear to have run out of steam.

Vice null Time04 May 2016 23:42:49


A 15-year roller-coaster journey

19 November 2015 07:50:26 timesofmalta.com

This year, Malta marks the 15th anniversary of its debut in international rugby. Tomorrow, the Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) will hold an event to commemorate the occasion. Two teams featuring former international players will meet in a friendly game at Marsa. Ten ex-international players are flying in for the occasion. The teams, aptly named ‘The Pioneers’ and ‘The Barbarians’, will be made up of players from different eras. Gates open at 15.30, and the match, consisting of two 30-minutes halves, will kick off at 17.00. The following day, on Saturday, Malta take on the Czech Republic in a European Cup Nations qualifier at the Hibernians Stadium. It all started 15 years ago, in November 2000, when a group of amateur rugby players, led by coach Len Ethell, from New Zealand, travelled to Moldova via a stopover in Istanbul for Malta’s first ever full International Rugby Board (now World Rugby) test match. This was to be the beginning of a remarkable, exciting and sometimes bumpy journey for the sport of rugby union in Malta. The Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) had only recently been reconstituted from its predecessor, the Rugby Association of Malta (RAM), after a period of...

Vice All News Time19 November 2015 07:50:26


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25 August 2015 09:16:44 WN.com - Asia News

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Alton Towers to reopen to public

08 June 2015 13:20:20 timesofmalta.com

Alton Towers will reopen to the public today after shutting its gates following a roller coaster crash which saw four people seriously injured. The theme park has been closed since Tuesday, and the chief executive of Merlin Entertainments, which owns the park, says it is committed to ensuring people can visit again “with confidence”. Sixteen people in total were injured on The Smiler ride when the carriage they were in collided with another that had come to a halt on the track. Nick Varney, chief executive of Merlin Entertainments, said the incident was a “terrible event” for everyone involved. He added: “We are very aware of the impact it will have on those involved and we are doing all we can to provide our support to those injured and their families. “We closed the park immediately while preliminary investigations took place and to give our staff time to come to terms with the accident and its aftermath. “In recent days our management team have been engaged in a thorough review of our operating and safety procedures before making this decision.” However, the X-Sector of the Staffordshire theme park – which houses The Smiler – will remain closed until further notice to allow...

Vice All News Time08 June 2015 13:20:20


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...

Vice All News Time05 June 2015 16:45:14


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...

Vice All News Time03 June 2015 03:34:36