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A Giant Wave Injured Dozens of People at a Waterpark

A wavepool malfunction in Longjing, China, sent a wall of water through a crowded pool

(Photo: Twitter)

For many, a trip to the waterpark can be a relaxing summertime activity. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case at the Yulong Shuiyun Water Amusement Park in Longjing, China, on Tuesday.

Dozens of swimmers were hurt after a wave pool malfunctioned and sent a much-larger-than-normal wall of water through a crowd of people.


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According to the South China Morning Post, more than 40 people were injured in the wipeout, some sustaining broken ribs. The SCMP reports that the malfunction was attributed to a “power cut that damaged electronic equipment in the tsunami pool control room, which led to the waves in the tsunami pool becoming too big and injuring people,” citing a local government announcement.

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