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Joy ride crashes at theme park in Chennai's Kancheepuram; 1 killed, owner arrested

As Per Latest Reports, Josh Punnish, The Owner Of The Amusement Park And A Manager Has Been Arrested By The Police On Charges Of Criminal Negligence That Turned Fatal.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 12 May 2016, 08:24:28 PM


At least one person was killed and 20 others were injured in a tragic incident at Kishkinta Theme park in neighbouring Kancheepuram district of Chennai. A bunch of people were enjoying a joy ride called the 'Disco Dancer Ride' and suddenly it crashed coming off the track. The incident took place on Wednesday when the joy ride which was being tested crashed, police said. Police is investigating the cause of the mishap.

As per latest reports, Josh Punnish, the owner of the amusement park and a manager has been arrested by the police on charges of criminal negligence that turned fatal.

The victim, identified as Mani, was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. The injured were treated at the hospital. According to the police, the incident took place after the park was closed.

An employee of the theme park said that Kishkinta Theme park, which is popular in Chennai, was closed on Thursday. 

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First Published : 12 May 2016, 07:08:00 PM

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