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Former Transvaal Park building
|Location||Yasenevo, Moscow, Russia|
|Closed||February 14, 2004|
Transvaal Park was a popular waterpark in Yasenevo, a south district of Moscow, Russia. With several large, heated pools, including a wave pool and twisting "river" for tubing, it became one of the most popular attractions in the Moscow area and a symbol of the country's bloom of private enterprise. It was based on an African theme, and its name came from the South African province of Transvaal. It also included a sauna.
On February 14, 2004 the roof of the park collapsed, killing 28 people and injuring many more.Engineer Nodar Kancheli, who had designed the structure, claimed that terrorists likely attacked the attraction, but the cause turned out to be a faulty design.
A medical centre for people with spinal column trauma is to be built on the former site of the park.
- "Hope fades for water park victims". BBC News. 2006-02-14. Retrieved 2006-09-13.
- "Press points finger of blame". BBC News. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2006-09-13.
- "Case closed against architect in 2004 Moscow water park tragedy". RIA Novosti. 2006-09-06.
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