Spanish Town Shuts Dangerous Slide After One Day

A 125-foot slide in Estepona, Spain, was closed after only one day due to multiple injuries. The slide was created by town officials to provide a quicker travel route between two streets.



Officials in Estepona have ordered a safety review of the steel slide, which has a gradient of about 33 degrees.

It came after video footage showed a person hurtling off the end and amid reports of injuries.




The slide was designed to allow people to travel quickly between the two streets, avoiding a 10-minute walk.

The town hall said over 1,000 people had used it without incident after it opened on Thursday.




But video footage, viewed more than 700,000 times on YouTube and shared on social media platforms, showed a woman hurtling down the slide lying down and flying off the end.

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