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Roller coaster ride suspended after derailment injures Vietnamese-Australian kid

Roller coaster ride suspended after derailment injures Vietnamese-Australian kid

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 11:04 GMT+7

The leader of a children’s center in southern Vietnam has announced the suspension of its roller coaster ride after one of the cars derailed and was tossed to the ground, injuring two youngsters, including a Vietnamese-Australian kid, on Friday.

Huynh Chi Dung, director of the Children’s Center in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, issued the announcement on Saturday.

He added the game will not resume until quality inspection has proved that it meets safety standards and competent agencies give the green light to the resumption.

Around 8:00 pm on Friday, a car of the roller coaster ride derailed and dropped to the ground.

The accident injured Pranyn Tran, a 10-year-old Vietnamese-Australian boy, and his cousin, Nguyen Kim Anh, a 14-year-old Ca Mau native, who were sitting in the car.

Tran has been transferred to a hospital of higher level for further treatment, whereas Anh is receiving medical care at the provincial general hospital.

According to Dung, the center’s director, the roller coaster ride was installed and run by Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Dang Khoa Co.

Nguyen Kim Anh, a Ca Mau teenager, receives medical attention at a general hospital in Ca Mau Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The roller coaster ride is pictured after one of its cars derailed and was tossed to the ground on March 13, 2015, injuring a Vietnamese-Australian kid and his Vietnamese cousin. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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