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14 injured after tree falls onto roller-coaster in Spain

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Some 14 people were injured, two seriously, on Sunday after a tree fell onto a roller-coaster at PortAventura in Tarragona, eastern Spain, the theme park said.

A promotional image of the Tomahawk roller-coaster. File picture: PortAventura

MADRID – Some 14 people were injured, two seriously, on Sunday after a tree fell onto a roller-coaster at PortAventura in Tarragona, eastern Spain, the theme park said.

“This Sunday morning, due to strong winds … there was an incident caused by a tree falling close to the Tomahawk ride,” the theme park, a favourite with tourists to Spain’s Costa Dorada, said in a statement.

“Some of the branches hit visitors who were on the ride,” the statement continued.

Catalan emergency services said they had attended to 14 people. Two in a critical condition were taken to two separate hospitals. Three people in a less serious condition were also taken to hospital.

The Tomahawk ride is a “children’s roller-coaster with frenetic climbs and descents,” according to PortAventura’s website.

– REUTERS

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