- A viral video on Twitter shows dozens of people getting injured by a huge wave at a water park in China
- The viral video claims a drunk employee cranked the wave pool settings to maximum
- A spokesperson for Shuiyun Water Park in Jilin Province said the incident was a malfunction and not related to a drunk employee
- The spokesperson claimed only ten people were injured but reports say 44 were injured with three still in the hospital
A viral video claims to show people getting injured at a water park in China after an employee allegedly got drunk and cranked the wave pool settings to maximum.
The video was shared on Monday from the Twitter account Augustus Manchurius Borealis and has since received over 9 million views. The caption for the video reads, “Water world Tsunami injuring many in Yanbian, Manchuria. The operator got drunk and turned the wave magnitude to maximum level.”
Shuiyun Water Park in Jilin Province
The incident occurred at Shuiyun Water Park in Jilin Province, north-eastern China. According to a spokesperson for the park, the incident was not related to a drunk employee. The park claims the gigantic wave in the “tsunami pool” was due to a mechanical problem in the wave-generating machinery. Officials say they are investigating the cause of the malfunction.
The spokesperson also claimed only around ten people were injured. According to officials, 44 people were injured in total with three still in the hospital with broken bones and serious injuries. According to the park, the wave pool was closed for a day, but is already fixed and has reopened. The wave pool is part of the Yulong Bay Scenic Area in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. The Yulong Bay Scenic Area opened in 2015 and is deemed the largest in the Yanbian Korean province.