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.

 

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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.

 

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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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