November 30, 2023

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A roller coaster car derails in an amusement park – DW – 06/25/2023

A roller coaster car derails in an amusement park – DW – 06/25/2023

Several people were injured and one person was reported dead on Sunday in the Swedish capital when Part of a roller coaster derailed It stumbled, and some people later fell from it.

Swedish police said nine people were taken to hospital, with three seriously injured.

Stockholm The regional authority later said that three children were in hospital among the nine injured, but that their injuries were only minor.

A park official also reported one death

A spokeswoman for the Grona Lund amusement park was quoted by both SVT and the TT news agency as saying that one person also died in the accident.

“It’s incredibly tragic and horrific,” park spokeswoman Annika Troselius told SVT. “Unfortunately, we learned that one person was killed and many injured,” he added.

Neither Swedish police nor Stockholm authorities confirmed the death immediately.

The first video from the scene emerged shortly after the accident, showing most of the train’s cars still on the roller coaster tracks and even an adult man sitting on a metal pole that was part of the ride’s structure several meters off the ground, apparently awaiting rescue. .

Witnesses told Swedish media that part of the train derailed. Other passengers were stuck in their seats during the flight and had to wait to be ejected.

People who are at least 140 cm (about 4 ft 6 in) tall are allowed to ride the Jetline roller coaster Photo: via Reuters

The hard-track roller coaster reaches speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour (56 mph) and heights of 30 meters (about 100 feet), according to information on the Grona Lund website. More than a million people ride it every year.

msh/DJ (dpa, Reuters)

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