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Teenager killed in Uzbekistan after ride breaks apart in mid-air
POSTED 01 Jul 2019 . BY Tom Anstey
One person has died in Uzbekistan, following an accident at the Istiklol theme park in the city of Jizzakh.

A 19-year-old girl, referred to by authorities as MH, was killed when a spinning flying saucer 360-degree swing ride broke apart in mid-air, its metal arm snapping. Riders fell more than 20ft (6m) to the ground below. Authorities say seven people were injured, though the severity of those injuries has not been disclosed.

"As a result of the crash of the 'Flying Saucer' attraction, a girl, born in 1999, died at the scene of the incident," said a statement from the press service of the administration of the region.

According to reports, the ride had only been installed in March this year. In May, there was a critical report about safety at the theme park. The theme park's owners are yet to comment on the tragedy.

A similar tragedy occurred in July 2017, when 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell died at the Ohio State Fair after being thrown from the Fire Ball spinning pendulum ride, which broke apart while in operation. Following an investigation into the Ohio accident, investigators found corrosion to be the cause.

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Teenager killed in Uzbekistan after ride breaks apart in mid-air
POSTED 01 Jul 2019 . BY Tom Anstey
One person has died in Uzbekistan, following an accident at the Istiklol theme park in the city of Jizzakh.

A 19-year-old girl, referred to by authorities as MH, was killed when a spinning flying saucer 360-degree swing ride broke apart in mid-air, its metal arm snapping. Riders fell more than 20ft (6m) to the ground below. Authorities say seven people were injured, though the severity of those injuries has not been disclosed.

"As a result of the crash of the 'Flying Saucer' attraction, a girl, born in 1999, died at the scene of the incident," said a statement from the press service of the administration of the region.

According to reports, the ride had only been installed in March this year. In May, there was a critical report about safety at the theme park. The theme park's owners are yet to comment on the tragedy.

A similar tragedy occurred in July 2017, when 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell died at the Ohio State Fair after being thrown from the Fire Ball spinning pendulum ride, which broke apart while in operation. Following an investigation into the Ohio accident, investigators found corrosion to be the cause.

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