Roller-coaster crash leaves riders injured

MORE than 30 people were injured when two cars collided on the “Tren de la Mina” roller-coaster at Madrid’s Parque de Atracciones, one of Spain’s oldest theme parks.

Some 27 people, among them children, needed hospital treatment for minor injuries, including neck, back and stomach pains.

One train carriage, which had just completed the loop, failed to stop, hitting the back of another carriage which was ready to leave.

Roller-coaster riders can wear virtual-reality goggles to heighten their experience, so those in the approaching carriage would not have seen the static car ahead.

The roller-coaster, which reaches a height of 17.5m and has a maximum speed of 35mph, is being checked by technicians to find out what went wrong.



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