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Fine of millions of euros for achtbaanbotsing Great Britain

Fine of millions of euros for achtbaanbotsing Great Britain

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Because two of the cars in a British roller coaster last year hard up against each other clashed, the owner a fine of 5 million pounds pay. That is equivalent to about 5.8 million euro.

During the collision were sixteen people injured. Two teenage girls lost a leg.

A court convicted the company, Merlin, which owns Alton Towers theme park, Tuesday. According to the court, it was a luck that there are no deaths.

The company said during the trial that his staff had an error. One of the carts had ground to a halt during a ride on the roller coaster The Smiler.

As a precaution, put the computer right away the whole attraction still. The employees assumed that there was a computer glitch and switched the security from. The other cars went away, after which the collision occurred.

Alton Towers is located to the north of Birmingham. The park attracts around 2 million visitors per year. The Smiler opened in 2013, has fourteen loops and so-called corkscrews, a world record.

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