Theme park ride cable snaps leaving visitors in mid air

Rocket ride cable snaps : Ten people at a theme park were almost killed after a thread snapped on a ride leaving all passengers hanging in the air.

Ten people at a theme park were almost killed after a thread snapped on a ride leaving all passengers hanging in the air.

Rocket like ride being brought to the ground - Image by : RT

According to the RT News Agency thrill seekers on a ride at one of the theme parks at St. Petersburg’s amusement parks on Krestovsky Island were left hanging 70 metres above ground after one of the two cables holding the ride in the air snapped.

Rescue teams were fortunately very quick to respond to the incident and the thrill lovers were brought down from the ride.

An Investigation has been started on what may have caused the accident but the amusement parks owners have said that the hot weather may be the cause as high temperatures have the ability to weaken elements in metal.

But this explanation has not been met with much support by the families of the people left stranded in mid air on the ride or the amusement park goers, as amusement parks and funfairs are usually places where families go in warm weather.

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