Twenty-four rescued from stalled Tivoli ride

Passengers aboard a roller coaster at Tivoli Gardens had to be rescued by amusement park crews on Sunday when the ride suddenly stopped Another amusement park malfunction occurred on Sunday when Tivoli Gardens' 'Demon' roller coaster stalled mid-operation, leaving 24...

Another amusement park malfunction occurred on Sunday when Tivoli Gardens' 'Demon' roller coaster stalled mid-operation, leaving 24 passengers stuck on the ride.

Tivoli workers were able to evacuate the passengers via emergency stairs leading up to where the cars had stopped. The entire evacuation took around an hour.

Sunday's mishap was the latest in a series of problems at Danish amusement parks this summer. At least seven have occurred in the past three weeks, according to Information newspaper.

In the two most serious accidents, on 4 July four youths suffered serious leg and foot injuries after falling from the 'Cobra' ride at Tivoli Friheden in Århus, and on 13 July, an 8-year-old boy was thrown off the Teacup ride at Sommerland amusement park in Fårup after a door flew open after. The boy remains in a coma.

Tivoli management stated that a faulty electronic sensor was the cause of Sunday's sudden 'Demon' shutdown. The ride also stopped while in operation last summer; workers got the ride running again after half an hour.

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