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Four women rescued from Saudi theme park ride

Civil Defense said it would increase random inspections of theme parks to ensure safety standards are being met

Four women rescued from Saudi theme park ride
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Four women have been rescued from a ride at a theme park in Saudi Arabia after it suddenly stopped, leaving them mid-air, according to Arab News.

The Civil Defense was called in to rescue the trapped women.

The ride has been blocked off while authorities investigate what caused the incident.

Civil Defense spokesman Mohammad Al Hammadi said the organisation would increase random inspections of theme parks to ensure safety standards were being met.

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