Japan: People left dangling as rollercoaster stops mid-ride

People were left dangling in mid-air after a rollercoaster came to an emergency stop in Japan.

Thirty two people were on the Flying Dinosaur ride at Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka.

The ride reaches heights of 150ft (46m) as people are “swung 360 degrees through the world of Jurassic Park”, the park’s website reads.

The park operator said the rollercoaster stopped at one of its highest points on Thursday morning, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

Workers then led the riders to safety via an emergency staircase and no one was reported to be injured. The ride resumed after safety check.

The ride automatically stops if sensors installed on the attraction detect an abnormality, the operator said, but the the cause of the stop is still unknown.

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