Collaps the roof of the Transvaal Park park in Moscow

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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. When the water park had been open for two years, the roof collapsed with fatalities.


The park opened in June 2002. 

At 7:15 p.m. on February 14, 2004 the roof of the park collapsed, killing 28 people, including 8 children, and injuring 193, including 51 children. Architect Nodar Kancheli, who had designed the structure, claimed that terrorists likely attacked the attraction, but the cause turned out to be a faulty design.

In a Dutch publication (2015) "stress corrosion cracking" of stainless steel fasteners or other loaded stainless steel elements was suggested as being the cause of this accident.

On April 2, 2013 a new water park - Moreon - was opened on the former site of Transvaal Park.

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    Name Born / Since / At Died Languages
    1Анатолий  ЗуевАнатолий Зуев23.05.194622.02.2019ru
    2Nodar  KancheliNodar Kancheli21.04.193826.06.2015de, en, ru