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Roller coaster with 23 people on board “emergency stop” at a height of about 97m. Power outage due to lightning. Restored after about 12 minutes with no injuries | Tokai TV NEWS


At Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture, the popular attraction “Steel Dragon 2000” came to an emergency stop just before noon on the 18th, leaving 23 passengers stranded.

A roller coaster stopped near the top with passengers still on board. The height at that point is approximately 97 m.

A woman who was in the park at the time:
“I was surprised. All the power at the game center suddenly went out. When I went outside, all the Ferris wheels were stopped, too.”

[Watch the video]Roller coaster with 23 people on board made an emergency stop at a height of about 97m. Power outage due to lightning. Restored after about 12 minutes and no one was injured.

The trouble occurred at Nagashima Spa Land, which was crowded with many visitors on the last day of the three-day holiday. The cause is a “power outage”.

“The rides are currently stopped due to a power outage.”

A lightning strike caused a “power outage” and the train had to come to an emergency stop near the top.

A woman who was in the park at the time:
“It was a very sunny day (at the time), and the power suddenly went out, so everyone was like, ‘What’s going on?'”

Steel Dragon’s power was restored approximately 12 minutes after the power outage occurred, and none of the 23 people on board were injured.

Other major attractions, including Moby Dick and Arashi, also experienced power outages, but after confirming safety and waiting for the weather to improve, all operations were restored by 2:00 p.m.

The cause of the power outage is believed to be a lightning strike, but the three Tokai prefectures were hit by guerrilla thunderstorms from morning to noon on the 18th.

Looking at the data that shows areas where it is raining every 5 minutes, you can see that “purple”, which indicates heavy rain, was approaching around 11:50 a.m. when the power went out at Nagashima Spa Land. Masu.

In fact, in Kitase-cho, Inabe City, Mie Prefecture, near Nagashima Spa Land, 47 mm of heavy rain was observed in the hour until 11:40 a.m. on the 18th.

Guerrilla thunderstorms hit three prefectures in the Tokai region over the three-day weekend. According to the weather observatory, people should be careful of heavy rain accompanied by thunder until dawn on the 19th, mainly in Aichi Prefecture.

The article is in Japanese


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