Man dies after getting hit by coffin in Hong Kong haunted house

A haunted house attraction in Hong Kong's Ocean Park has closed after a man died from injuries he sustained in a restricted area of the ride.

The 21-year-old man was found unconscious in the seasonal Halloween attraction called "Buried Alive".

According to the park's website, visitors who visit the attraction will "experience being buried alive alone, before fighting their way out of their dark and eerie grave." 

The ride involves guests sitting in a coffin-shaped vehicle that slides downwards into darkness.

The man had ventured into the back of the ride that was reserved for maintenance staff only, reports Shanghaiist.

He was then hit on the head by one of the moving mechanical coffins.

He was rushed to hospital where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

After conducting preliminary investigations, it was found that the accident was not the result of a mechanical failure.

Ocean Park has offered their condolences to the victim's family and has promised compensation.

This is the first time a fatal accident has happened at the haunted house attraction since it opened in 2001.