Fire erupts at Sweden's newly-built amusement park

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Images from the scene show billowing flames destroying a water slide and a pall of black smoke rising over the city

Fire erupts at Sweden's newly-built amusement park

Authorities said a massive fire erupted at Sweden's renowned newly-built amusement park in Gothenburg on Monday.

Police evacuated a hotel and offices connected to the Liseberg Amusement Park and warned households to remain indoors because of smoke.

Images from the scene showed billowing flames destroying a water slide and a pall of black smoke rising over the city.

"The fire originated at one of the water attractions" located outside the main building housing the attractions "and then spread throughout the building", Liseberg said in a statement.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The water park is part of an expansion project for the amusement park and was set to open later this year.

Source: AFP

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