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Rollercoaster smash leaves 33 injured
18 July 2017 @ 16:19

A HEAD-ON collision between two rollercoasters at a Madrid theme park has left 33 people with minor injuries – six of whom are children under 10.

The crash happened on Sunday at 14.30, leaving those on board with cuts, bruises and feeling sick and dizzy.

All bar six were taken to three different hospitals in the city, and the remainder refused treatment on site and said they would go to a health centre of their own free will later.

Sources from the park, based in the Casa de Campo area of Madrid, insisted that the rollercoaster had 'passed all safety checks' which are carried out daily.

They urged the public to 'remain calm', and stressed that all the injuries were minor.

Not everyone on the two rollercoasters was hurt – each one was carrying the maximum of 36, and many others nearby did not find out what had happened until they read it or saw it on the news.

But inspections carried out yesterday (Monday) showed that one of the engines on the rollercoaster was 'very badly deteriorated'.



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