A gondola from the thrill seekers’ ride The Shake detached shortly after 10.00 p.m. on Sunday with two people on board. This came on the second day of the Brussels Midi Fair, indicated Patrick De Corte, the President of the Fairground Committee, confirming information disseminated by RTBF and RTL. He stated that nobody was injured.
The attraction was immediately closed for inspection. Before opening, dangerous rides are already subject to stringent mechanism checks. “This is not good publicity for the fair, but we were relieved that nobody was injured,” Mr De Corte stated.
“Experts are due to inspect the attraction. For it to reopen, it must pass all checks. Inspecting organizations will not risk reopening the attraction where there has just been an incident, without having checked it thoroughly.”
Moreover, he reported that the first weekend of the Brussels Midi Fair had only seen a minor reduction in footfall compared to previous years. This was attributed to the post-terrorist attacks position, which has affected attendance at a number of events since March 22nd.
Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)