Forty people injured by huge wave at Chinese tsunami pool water park
Forty-four people were injured after a “tsunami pool” at a water park in northern China’s Jilin province malfunctioned and created a bigger-than-expected wave.
Dozens of people were injured Tuesday when a “tsunami pool” in China malfunctioned, sending a massive wave crashing down on swimmers, according to local media reports.
Visitors to the wave pool at Yulong Shuiyun Water Amusement Park in Longjing got more than they bargained for Monday when a technical malfunction caused a tsunami-like wave to disrupt the previously tranquil waters, videos posted on social media show. The wave appeared to quickly pick up height and speed and carried bathers in inner tubes across the pool, causing them to crash into other visitors. it even flooded into surrounding areas, knocking over bystanders.
Forty-four people were injured in the accident, the South China Morning Post reports, and at least five people were hospitalized for injuries including fractured ribs.
— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) August 1, 2019