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16 July 2017

Rollercoaster crash at Spanish theme park leaves 33 injured crash at Spanish theme park leaves 33 injured – including six young kids – after two train carriages collide

TWO rollercoaster trains smashed into each other at a theme park in Madrid today injuring 33 people including young children.

The accident happened at 2.30pm when two carriages on the Wild-West themed ride crashed at the Parque de Attraciones, one of Spain’s oldest theme parks.

Emergency services at the theme park in Madrid today
Emergency services at the entrance to the ride in Madrid today
Police officers outside the entrance to one of the rides after the crash today
Police officers outside the entrance to the roller coaster after the crash today
33 people were injured in the crash at the theme park this afternoon
33 people were injured in the crash at the theme park this afternoon
Security cover the carriages on the roller coaster at Madrid's Parque de Atracciones

Emergency services said six children under the age of ten were hurt, but there were no serious injuries and most just had bruises.

Police and park staff are investigating the cause of the accident on the TNT Tren de La Mina at the park, which is popular with Brits.

A spokesman told AFP news agency: “The patients are being taken to hospital to be examined more thoroughly.”

Spanish media reported that 27 of the 33 had been taken to hospital, suffering injuries such as whiplash and bruised abdomens from bashing into the safety bar.

One carriage crashed into another after it finished its route but failed to stop, reports BBC.

Footage shared on social media shows one of the trains involved being covered with a tarpaulin after the crash today.

Firefighters enter theme park ride after apparent crash at Parque de Atracciones, Madrid

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The rollercoaster reaches a height of 17.5 metres and travels through waterfalls at a maximum speed of 35mph, according to the theme park’s website.

The Parque de Atracciones opened in 1969 in Casa de Campo, the largest park in the Spanish capital.

Promo video for Parque de Atracciones theme park in Madrid, Spain


The virtual reality rollercoaster takes thrillseekers down a ghostly mine set
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The virtual reality rollercoaster takes thrillseekers down a ghostly mine set[/caption]

The Wild West-themed ride is both a normal roller coaster and  a virtual reality experience.

Users wearing the headsets are taken down a ghostly mine to fight virtual skeletons and spiders, according to the park’s website.


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