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POSTED AT 05:30 PM 05-02-2019

13-year-old girl dies from injuries in theme park ride accident

Image Courtesy: Onlanka News

The 13-year-old girl who was injured in a accident at a theme park in Veyangoda yesterday has succumbed to injuries this morning (5).

A 47-year-old woman died while her daughter was critically injured in the incident at a private theme park at Naiwala, Veyangoda.

Police said the woman and her daughter were on one of the rides at the theme park, a rotating ‘Octopus’ carousel, when the compartment they were in had suddenly collapsed while rotating at around around 11.00 a.m. yesterday.

The 13-year-old girl was rushed to hospital in critical condition, however she had died while receiving treatment at the Gampaha Hospital this morning.

Meanwhile the Police Spokesman said that 6 persons including the manager of the theme park has been arrested in connection with the incident.