Efteling won't change ride after fatal Australia accident
Dutch amusement park Efteling has no plans to make adjustments to its ride Pirana following a fatal accident with a similar white water attaction in Australia, a spokesperson for Efteling said to RTL Nieuws.
Four people were killed in the Dreamworld theme park in Australia's Gold Coast this morning when the boat they were in overturned on the ride Thunder River Rapids.
According to the spokesperson, the Pirana is siminal to the Thunder River Rapids, but its more like its "calm little brother". The Efteling ride never reaches the Australian one's top speed of 45 kilometers per hour.
"We are folling the investigation in Australia closely, but as yet there is no reason to take action. The irana is not only much calmer, it also seems that the people in Australia were wearing a safety belt in the attaction. In that too there's a difference."