Fire breaks out at water park under construction at popular Swedish theme park

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A occurrence collapsed retired Monday astatine a waterpark nether building astatine 1 of nan Nordic region's biggest amusement parks, sending a immense plume of achromatic fume drifting complete Goteberg, Sweden's second-largest city.

The blaze dispersed crossed respective yet-to-be-opened waterslides astatine Liseberg park, and constabulary and occurrence officials could not instantly opportunity whether location were immoderate casualties.

The occurrence department urged group successful nan area affected by nan fume to "go indoors and adjacent doors, windows and ventilation" and perceive to nan section radio.

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A adjacent edifice and agency accommodation were evacuated, nan parkland and constabulary said. An detonation sent debris from buildings scattered complete nan burning waterslides.

"We person nary accusation that location should beryllium immoderate injuries. We are now successful nan process of ensuring that this is nan case," nan caput of communications astatine Liseberg, Mårten Westlund, told nan regular Aftonbladet.

The occurrence collapsed retired astatine nan Oceana h2o park, which had been scheduled to unfastened this summer. Swedish news agency TT said it costs $10.6 cardinal to build.

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Westlund said nan occurrence started successful nan portion of nan analyzable pinch 4 ample slides.

Liseberg, successful downtown Goteborg, is simply a celebrated tourist destination successful Sweden.

The thought down Oceana was inspired by nan history of Goteborg, founded successful 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf. The metropolis became an important waste and acquisition spot for Sweden.

Once completed, Oceana was to see an indoor swimming area of almost 7,176 quadrate yards and a 4,780-square gait outdoor swimming facility. Plans besides telephone for a edifice and a hotel. The parkland said up to 1,750 guests tin sojourn nan parkland astatine a time.