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12-year-old boy dies on 'world's largest' water slide



A 12-year-old boy died Sunday on a Kansas water slide billed as the world's largest. 

The accident happened at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Officer Cameron Morgan said. 

A Schlitterbahn Waterpark spokeswoman said the child died on the park's main attraction, the Verruckt. People can reach speeds as fast as 70 mph while going down the 168-foot water slide. 

Authorities have not released details about the accident or the child's identity. 

The park was closed Sunday and will be closed Monday while officers conduct a death investigation. 

The park's website says riders must be at least 54 inches tall. 

Statement from water park spokeswoman Winter Prosapuio:

12-year-old boy dies on 'world's largest' water slide

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