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Robert Niles

Dozens hurt in Swedish theme park ride collapse

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.]

Replies (4)

James Rao

Published: July 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM

For a picture of the downed midway ride:

Logan Decker

Published: 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.
Peter Stephens

Published: 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:
Adam Imbruglio

Published: 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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