22 tourists trapped upside down on rollercoaster in South Korea for 20 minutes

By Hoang Phong    October 30, 2023 | 01:10 am PT
A rollercoaster at a theme park in South Korea suddenly stopped midair, leaving 22 tourists hanging upside down for 20 minutes.

The incident took place in the southeastern city of Gyeongju on Saturday evening as the rollercoaster halted at a height of 55 meters due to "the activation of its safety sensor," Korea Times reported.

The management board of the tourist park manually pushed the roller coaster back to its station where all passengers safely disembarked, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Officials said the ride service has been temporarily closed and would only resume operations after a thorough inspection.

The same roller coaster was also stuck at 55 meters in the air in July 2022.

Last June, a group of 11 tourists were left hanging upside-down on a rollercoaster after a power outage caused chaos at a theme park in China's Hebei Province.

A month later, eight people including seven children in the U.S. were stuck for three hours, after a rollercoaster carrying them suddenly stopped due to a technical issue.

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