Zorb ride turns deadly

Associated Press
In this frame grab made Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, taken from APTN video provided by Yekaterina Achkasova, as her husband Denis Burakov, left, inside the large plastic ball called a zorb, with another man, before tragedy struck on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013,  at a winter sports venue at Dombai in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia.  What was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball has ended in tragedy when the zorb veered off course and sailed over a cliff, killing Denis Burakov and leaving the other man badly injured. (AP Photo/Family photo provided by Yekaterina Achkasova, APTN)

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The transparent plastic ball — called a zorb — veered off course and sailed over a precipice in the rugged Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. One man died and the other was badly injured. The terrifying ride was captured on video.

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