This is the terrifying moment a waterslide collapses at an amusement park and riders plummet over 10 metres to the tarmac below as onlookers scream in shock.
The incident took place at Kenjeran Park in the city of Surabaya in the Indonesian province of East Java on May 7.
According to local reports, a section of the water slide collapsed and riders plummeted to the hard ground below.
Local media said 16 people were injured in the incident and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
In the video, the section of the water slide is seen collapsing as water cascades onto the ground followed by the sickening thud of people hitting the floor.
Onlookers scream in shock as park visitors rush to help the victims.
A separate video shows at least one shocked rider sitting on the ground as the collapsed section of the chute is seen lying at the base of the ride.
According to reports, the collapse occurred because the ride had worn out and weakened over time, however, the park’s management said it happened because it was overloaded at the time, adding that maintenance was carried out on the slide about nine months ago.
The video shows several people falling out in quick succession indicating an overload or there had been a blockage inside.
The deputy mayor of Surabaya, Armuji, called for the immediate inspection of other amusement parks in the region to prevent similar accidents from taking place in the future.
He also reminded the owners of amusement parks to take responsibility and follow necessary safety measures to protect the well-being of their visitors.
The water park was closed after the incident and the police investigation into the cause of the slide collapse is ongoing.
- CEN/ Australscope
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