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Dozens hurt in Swedish theme park ride collapse

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Published: July 15, 2008 at 10:21 AM

The BBC is reporting that at least 36 people have been hurt, and at least 20 seriously, in a collapse of The Rainbow ride at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden. [Update: CNN now reports the number of injured down to 18. Update 2: The consensus now seems to be 20 injured.]

"The ride is composed of a spinning arm with a compartment at one end which carries passengers," the BBC reported. It's a Huss model, kinda like a large version of the "Camp Bus" at Camp Snoopy at Knott's Berry Farm. There appears to be a Huss Rainbow at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Any others? [Update: Kentucky Kingdom's shut its Rainbow, pending the Swedish investigation.]

Readers' Opinions

From James Rao on July 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM
For a picture of the downed midway ride:

http://www.daylife.com/photo/00nVea1diU8vF

From Logan Decker on July 15, 2008 at 12:44 PM
yea there is definitly one a kentucky kingdom, it has alot of down time, cause i live right by the park and everytime i go its usually down.
From Peter Stephens on July 15, 2008 at 1:42 PM
Five Huss Rainbows are in USA parks as follows:
Kentucky Kingdom
Elitch Garden
Lake Winnepesaukah
The Great Escape
Wonderland, TX
Photo here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sateenkaari_%28Rainbow%29.JPG
From Adam Imbruglio on July 16, 2008 at 9:25 AM
I believe the Raindow at Great Escape was removed a couple of years back, actually.

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