A wave machine at a water park in northern China launched a 'tsunami' that injured at least 44 people, as reported by the Associated Press. The officials at the Shuiyun Water Park said that the wave machine malfunctioned and that the worker was not intoxicated, as previously reported by some of the media channels. The video shared on social media shows that the moment the machine-generated the enormous wave, a relaxing afternoon was turned into a nightmare with screaming adults and crying children. Some swimmers also landed out of the pool and onto the pavement seriously injuring themselves.
Water world Tsunami injuring many in Yanbian, Manchuria. The operator got drunk and turned the wave magnitude to maximum level. pic.twitter.com/PjKTBelPRA— Augustus Manchurius Borealis (@1984to1776) July 30, 2019
Meanwhile, the internet is buzzing with reactions of the same. While one blamed the theme park for having a wave magnitude that high, another one remarked saying that the engineer who designed the machine should be held responsible for the event
why is the max setting that high?— NegaSolanum (@NSolanum) July 31, 2019
what's the use case?
Why would there ever be a setting that high?— The Bear Jieux (@TheBearJieux) August 1, 2019
Why have that level if that’s what it does— Luke Johnson (@Ljonter) July 31, 2019