Pirates of Batavia, Europe Park, Rust, Germany

Seven firefighters were injured in efforts to put out a massive fire at Germany’s largest amusement park. The fire at Europa Park completely destroyed the Pirates of Batavia boat ride as well large sections as the surrounding Dutch and Scandinavian-themed areas. Some 25,000 people had to be evacuated from the park, but none suffered any injuries. Source (includes video footage)

Black smoke bellowing from the blaze could be seen from miles away.

Rollercoaster, Majidi Land, Erbil, Kurdistan

Three relatives between the ages of 12 and 19 were killed and two others injured when a Chinese built inverting coaster struck a maintenance crane arm that was moved too close to the track loop. The two crane operators, who were replacing light bulbs, and the ride op were detained in connection with the incident. Source

Marthasville Railroad, Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell, Georgia

The train ride’s engine caught fire injuring two park employees and a guest. The park said no guests were on the ride, but one who received an injury from the incident was treated at the park’s medical center and released. The employees were taken to a hospital as a precaution. Source

Engine fire engulfs train at crossing in front of the Superman coaster.

Slingshot, Camden Park, Huntington, West Virginia, USA

A 22-year-old park worker was seriously injured when the SBF Visa kiddie spinning coaster ran over and pinned him under the ride. Emergency crews dismantled parts of the coaster train in order to free the worker, who was transported to hospital with leg wounds. Source (with video news report)