Air hostess dies after being thrown from theme park ride

Air hostess dies after being thrown from theme park

An air hostess has died after being thrown from a ride at an amusement park in India.

Afia Magh, 20, who was working for a private airline, went to the EVP World Amusement Park in Chembarambakkam with friends on a day off.

She had enjoyed two rides before boarding the Octopus; a few seconds after the ride began, Magh was thrown off her seat from a height of 10ft.

Police told "The seat belt and the lever to lock the rider were in place. We suspect the lock may have opened during the ride, though the lever can only be opened by the rider."

Ms Magh suffered head injuries and was rushed to hospital in Poonamallee, where she died.

Poonamallee Inspector Siddarth Sankara said: "She could have been hit by one of the arms of the Octopus, when she was thrown off as there were abrasions on her back."

Polices sources said a lack of proper maintenance of the ride and negligence to check riders' safety could have caused her death.

Three park employees have been arrested following the fatality.

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