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Disneyland Paris Death: Worker's Body Found Inside Phantom Manor Ride

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This photo taken on August 13, 2015 shows the Phantom Manor in Frontierland at The Walt Disney Studios park at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee. (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 Apr 2016 12:01 PM

A Disneyland Paris worker was found dead inside the park’s haunted house attraction, Phantom Manor, on Saturday in what police are calling an accident.

The death of the 45-year-old worker is under investigation, the BBC reported. Meanwhile, the Phantom Manor remains closed to visitors.

"We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of one of our cast members, and our hearts go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time," a Disneyland Paris employee told the BBC.

The unidentified man was reportedly electrocuted while working on lighting inside the attraction, and employees discovered his body just before the park was set to open, International Business Times reported.

The man, a father who had worked at the park since 2002, was reportedly very popular and "was someone who always had a smile on his face,” IBT noted, citing French newspaper Le Parisien.

The attraction is expected to reopen Wednesday at the earliest. The rest of the park remains open.

About 15,000 people work at the park in total, The Associated Press reported.

Disneyland Paris had more than 14.2 million visitors in 2014, according to Sky News. Previous accidents include the 2010 death of a cleaner who got trapped beneath a boat on the "It's a Small World" ride, injuries to five people on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in 2011, and the severe injury of a 5-year-old boy who fell from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride in 2013.

Twitter users responded to the tragedy.




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