One five-year-old child was killed and three were seriously injured in an accident in Medellin‘s municipal amusement park, Parque Norte Saturday.
According to witness reports, one of the attractions “went crazy” and started spinning out of control. Because of the speed, the four victims were violently thrown out the machine.
According to newspaper El Tiempo, there was nobody in charge of the machine at the time of the accident. Local newspaper El Colombiano reported that after the accident there was no personnel to attend the crisis situation and parents were carrying their own children to taxis outside the park, because no ambulances were called to the place of the accident.
Medellin police commissioner Yesid Vasquez told press that the person in charge of the machine had “asked one of his colleagues to take his place” just before the accident and said authorities were carrying out an investigation.
In a press statement on its website, Parque Norte said its attractions are checked daily before opening the gates and that its employees are trained to provide good service.