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Roller Coaster Stalls, Stranding Riders For 2 Hours

Roller Coaster Stalls, Stranding Riders For 2 Hours”

OSAKA-Dozens of thrill seekers got more than they bargained for when a roller coaster stalled, leaving them hanging face down 30 meters above the ground for up to two hours.

Recently, a video went on YouTube after it surfaced on Japanese social media, wherein one can see how people got stuck when a roller coaster at Universal Studios in Japan suddenly stopped mid-ride.

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Passengers are rescued from the stopped Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster at Universal Studios Japan amusement park in Osaka, western Japan.

Staff guided stranded passengers to safety through a passageway along the rail of the roller coaster. No injuries or casualties were reported. "I don't want to ride it anymore", one woman visiting the park told the Times.

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The park operator has apologised for the incident and said a defective part that controls the motor has been replaced, reported broadcaster NHK. An emergency stop left around 60 people stuck on the Jurassic Park-themed "Flying Dragon" roller coaster on May 1, 2018. The ride was reopened that afternoon, around 7 p.m., and while some visitors steered clear of the ride, there was still a line when operations resumed.

Tuesday's incident was not the first time the ride ran into trouble.

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The last passenger had to wait two hours suspended in the air before being brought down to safety.



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