RT / A huge fire has broken out at Europa-Park in the German town of Rust, the second most visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland. The inferno prompted the visitors to evacuate as many lamented their favorite attraction online. A huge plume of black smoke has risen hundreds of meters in sky as a warehouse near the attraction called ” The Pirates of Batavia ” caught fire on Saturday, the emergencies services said.
The disaster led to the evacuation of visitors from the Scandinavia area of the park closest to the blaze. The police said that, according to preliminary data, there were no deaths or injuries.
Grote brand in #europapark , geen idee wat en of iedereen veilig weg is kunnen komen. pic.twitter.com/gHfEcLYuJJ
— Joost Derijck (@JoostDerijck) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³. The disaster led to the evacuation of visitors from the Scandinavia area of the park closest to the blaze. The police said that, according to preliminary data, there were no deaths or injuries.
#Europapark on fire … pic.twitter.com/qjeji9m92m
— Nicolas Prost (@NicolasFGProst) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³. The authorities have so far been unable to contain the fire, which continued spreading. Around 200 firefighters have been involved in putting out the blaze, with additional units from nearby Karlsruhe and Freiburg sent to the site.
Nooooooiiiiiii @europa_park pic.twitter.com/6xY1srk7FG
— steschny (@steschny) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³.
Ultra chaud ð° #europapark pic.twitter.com/gconrpKLb2
— Yann (@YDosSts) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³.
Located in south-western Germany, near the French border, Europapark is the second most visited theme park in Europe, which attracted more than 5.6 million people last year. Social media has been filled with posts of its fans and past visitors, already lamenting a possible indefinite shutdown of the attraction.
A sad day for #europapark thanks to all who help us to save our life's work! Can't express my feelings.Lost Batavia and Norway completely-but so far no person beeing hurt
— Michael Mack (@MichaelMack) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³. I'm so sad to hear this bad news, it's like if a part of my home is lost. All #europapark fans are with you & your team.
— Spektre9 Geoff (@Spektre9Geoff) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³. I will miss Batavia, so many childhood memories.. So much water in that ride, couldn't safe it?
— Der Daddler (@Daddelkanal) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³. A dark day for Europapark. The nice darkride and beautiful Scandivia. me and the other fan's of the park are behind you. We are shure you will make it shine again like only the Family Mack can do. StÃ¤rke for you from Belgium!
— Jordi (@PretparkPro) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³.
However, not everybody was upset and rushed to evacuate, as one of the visitors filmed himself riding an attraction and later cheered on Twitter that the long lines in the park were gone because of the blaze.
What to do if the park is burning? Use the time when all the rides are empty :^) #europapark brand pic.twitter.com/rs9D6WgIal
— Pumpkin Dom (@DomTheSkunk) 26 Ð¼Ð°Ñ 2018 Ð³.
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