Father killed and daughter, 3, injured after inflatable water course blasted 160ft at Wonderland water park in France

On Sunday, a father was killed and his toddler seriously injured after an inflatable structure exploded at a water park.

The 35-year-old man and his three-year-old daughter were playing on the ride at Wonderland water park in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region when the water exploded 160 feet high.

The accident happened in the park on Sunday


The accident happened in the park on SundayPhoto credit: BFM TV


Photo credit: BFM TV

Both injured were airlifted to hospitals after the horrific accident in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume yesterday.

However, the city’s mayor, Alain Decanis, has now announced that the father has succumbed to his injuries.

“It was with great sadness that I learned late in the evening that my father did not survive,” he wrote.

He added, “How could a water park that we accepted on the township to bring joy and happiness to children become a death machine that took down an entire family?”

An investigation into the tragedy is underway,

Decanis explained that the father-daughter duo had been playing when “the inflatable structure they were in was lifted and then carried away by a gust of wind and hurled violently on for about fifty yards.”

“The fire brigade and other rescue workers arrived at the scene of the accident very quickly, but the situation was already critical when the two victims were flown by plane to Marseille’s hospitals,” he added.


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