Woman dies in Bengal amusement park accident

Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) A young woman died after accidentally falling off a ride while her sister was severely injured at an amusement park in West Bengal’s Howrah district on Sunday, police said.

The deceased, Sneha Singh, had gone for a ‘rocking cradle’ ride with her sister Neha at the Belilious Park. The two fell off the ride as their seats got detached from the main structure.

“The seat of the rocking cradle came off from the structure, while the ride was on, and the two sisters hit the ground hard,” an eyewitness said.

“One of the sisters died on the spot. We rushed the other sister to the Howrah Hospital. The park authorities was nowhere to be seen,” he said.

The locals and those present at the park blamed the tragedy on the park management.

“The park has got new additions, but the old rides are not looked after properly. The structure of the ride that toppled was rusty,” a man in the park complained.

Police said no formal complaint had been lodged.

“Sneha Singh has died. We will take necessary action once a formal police complaint is made,” Inspector Gautam Talukdar said.

–IANS/

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