1 missing, 16 injured as firefighters struggle to put out fire at popular Swedish theme park

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Firefighters in Sweden were struggling for nan 2nd time connected Tuesday to put retired a blaze astatine a h2o parkland that's nether building astatine 1 of nan country’s biggest amusement centers. One parkland worker is missing and 16 people, chiefly workers, were somewhat injured.

Authorities could not opportunity what had caused nan occurrence astatine nan Oceana h2o parkland successful nan celebrated Liseberg amusement analyzable successful Goteborg, Sweden’s second-largest city. The occurrence collapsed retired connected Monday and dispersed complete respective h2o slides and nan excavation area.

Svante Carlsson of nan city's occurrence section said his firefighters person gotten the fire nether power connected Tuesday. There was "extensive harm and immoderate parts of nan building person collapsed," he said, adding that he expects his crews "to beryllium connected nan segment for immoderate time."

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A adjacent edifice and agency accommodation were evacuated. Police earlier said they were investigating nan blaze arsenic a workplace mishap and a lawsuit of "gross nationalist negligence."

Quelling nan blaze had been made difficult because of nan consequence of collapse, firefighters said, adding location still were pockets of occurrence burning.

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Oceana, which had been scheduled to unfastened this summer, is to see an indoor swimming area of almost 7,176 quadrate yards and a 4,780-square gait outdoor swimming facility.

The h2o parkland has said that up to 1,750 guests tin sojourn astatine a time. Liseberg, which opened successful 1923, is simply a celebrated tourer destination pinch immoderate 3 cardinal visitors a year.