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    Woman dies as ride fails at Siam Park

    6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    Six people were injured, two seriously, when the Indiana Log ride at Siam Park free-fell from the top of the hill at noon Tuesday, a deputy manager said.

    The accident happened at 12:30 pm.

    The injured were rushed to the Nopparat Ratchathani Hospital. They were identified as Patchadaporn Kongkarian, 35, Sampan Wong-anu, 32, Supattra Wong-anu, 9, Woranart Nakhamyaek, 9, Alisa Buarouy, 10, Natthikamol Monjathuras, 11.

    Noppakarn Luang-amornlert, deputy manger in charge of administration at the amusement park, said the accident was unprecedented.

    She said ride was controlled by the level of water in its way but the accident happened because of the sudden drop in electricity power, causing the water pump to fail to control the level of water for the ride to float on.

    As result, the ride, which was at the top of the hill, free-fell to the way below and the problem of the water pump caused the way to lack enough water to cushion the impact, causing the six riders of the ride to be injured.

    The ride usually falls from the top of the hill down the waterway at the speed of 50 kilometres per hour.

    "I was shocked to learn about the accident because it has never happened," Noppakarn said.

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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    Well there going to have to solve this problem before opening the ride again. I hope these injured people will receive adequate compensation.

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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    One of the injured has since died

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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    1 killed, 5 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    One woman was killed and five other people were injured when two boats of the Indiana Log ride at Siam Park City collided following, causing one to fall out of its track.

    The woman died at a hospital at 5 pm after the accident happened at 12:30 pm.

    The injured were rushed to the Nopparat Ratchathani Hospital. They were identified as Patchadaporn Kongkarian, 35, Sampan Wong-anu, 32, Supattra Wong-anu, 9, Woranart Nakhamyaek, 9, Alisa Buarouy, 10, Natthikamol Monjathuras, 11.

    Patchadaporn died at the hospital of sustained injuries following an operation.

    Pornsri Chanthornkhanma, manager of public relations department of the amusement park, said the accident was caused by a disrupt in the power system of the park.

    The power disrupt caused the water pump, which supplied water for the track of Indiana Log ride to stop.

    While the water stopped flowing, two boats were struck on the track for about two or three minutes, she said.

    Once the water was re-supplied to the track the boat behind was sent by the water to collide into the boat ahead of it, the spokeswoman said.

    Patchadaporn's husband, Samphan Wonganu, 33, said he and his family was riding the boat that collided into the one ahead of it.

    Samphan, who received slight injuries, said the water stopped shortly after his boat was launched and it fell down the hill and hardly hit into the rear of the first boat.

    He said the impact caused his boat to fall out of the track and his wife fell out of the boat. Her head also hit the boat.

    Noppakarn Luang-amornlert, deputy manger in charge of administration at the amusement park, said the accident was unprecedented.

    "I was shocked to learn about the accident because it has never happened," Noppakarn said.

    Wiwat Chamnarmtham, vice president of Siam Park City, said the company would provide compensation for the accident which was the fault on part of the park.

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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    Horrible news! Does anyone have a photo of the ride in question?
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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    By the way, Khun Don,

    I'm not sure if you know the answer, but I have to admit that the English in these articles is far underpar of what I would expect from a professional news organization. What's going on? Are these pre-edit editions?
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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    AMUSEMENT TRAGEDY

    Woman dies as ride fails at Siam Park
    Police charge 2 workers; safety checks 'flawed'




    One woman was killed and five people injured in an amusement ride accident at Siam Park yesterday, the park's deputy manager said.

    The accident, on the Indiana Log ride, happened at 12.30pm. It sparked calls for better safety rules for amusement parks.

    Noppakarn Luang-amornlert, deputy administration manager at the park, said the accident happened because a sudden drop in power caused a water pump to fail - so there was no water for the ride to float on. The ride ran all the way from the top to the bottom of a hill and crashed, because there wasn't enough water to cushion the impact.

    The ride usually careers down a waterway at a speed of 50 kilometres per hour.

    "I was shocked to learn about the accident because it's never happened," Noppakarn said.

    Six people - two adults and four children - who were on the ride were rushed to Nopparat Ratchathani Hospital.

    They were identified as Patchadaporn Kongkarian, 35, Sampan Wong-anu, 32, Supattra Wong-anu, 9, Woranart Nakhamyaek, 9, Alisa Buarouy, 10, and Natthikamol Monjathuras, 11. Patchadaporn died later in hospital following an operation.

    Park public-relations chief Pornsri Chanthornkhanma said the accident was caused by a power system disruption. This cut the pump supplying water to the ride. Two boats were stranded for two to three minutes, she said. When the water flow resumed, it forced one boat into the rear of the boat carrying the victims.

    Patchadaporn's husband, Samphan Wonganu, 33, said he and family members were in the rear boat.

    Samphan, who suffered minor injuries, said the water flow stopped shortly after his boat launched. He said the impact of the collision knocked his wife from her boat.

    Bang Chan police said two ride operators - Todsaphon Makusa, 20, and Supalak Thapthong, 20 - were helping with their inquiries.

    The investigating officers said they had already accused them of carelessness causing death.

    Wivat Chamnandham, vice president of Siam Park City, said the company would take responsibility for the accident and provide Bt10,000 in compensation to all of the injured.

    Dr Adisak Plitponkarnpim, head of the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre at Ramathibodi Hospital, said the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning must take responsibility and look into the incident.

    He said the government lacked rules on safety standards at amusement parks. Such controls should be put in place as soon as they were drafted by the Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning. The last time such an accident took place was in 2004 at Fashion Island mall.

    Adisak said the regulations should include warnings, an age limit on participants and guidelines for ride operators.

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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    Horrible news! Does anyone have a photo of the ride in question?
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    Above: Site of the incident taken at 13:09, about 40 minutes after the accident.

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    Re: 6 injured in ride accident at Siam Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    Wivat Chamnandham, vice president of Siam Park City, said the company would take responsibility for the accident and provide Bt10,000 in compensation to all of the injured.
    Bt10,000.... I hope they have some kinda insurance on the park.

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    Re: Woman dies as ride fails at Siam Park

    Bt10,000 will not even cover medical exspences, let alone loss of income and pain and suffering allowance. I think they should be giving one million baht to start with, and then after a leagale review on how badly the injuries are, they can give more if needed.

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