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Teenage Alton Towers crash victim has leg amputated

The 17-year-old girl was among four people seriously injured in the incident.

The scene of the incident on Tuesday.
The scene of the incident on Tuesday.

AS ALTON TOWERS reopened this morning, news emerged about the extent of the injuries suffered by victims of the rollercoaster crash at the theme park last week.

It is reported today that a 17-year-old girl who was among the injured has had her left leg amputated above the knee. She also fractured her hand in the crash.

Her 18-year-old boyfriend also sustained two broken knees and serious hand injuries, The Guardian reports.

Two other people, a man and a woman both in their 20s, were also seriously injured when two carriages on the rollercoaster in Staffordshire collided.

Though the theme park reopened today, the rollercoaster involved in the incident remains closed.

Merlin Entertainments, which runs both Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, has apologised for the crash and said it identified a series of additional safety protocols which it is implementing across its multi-car rollercoasters.

Read: Alton Towers apologises for ‘devastating’ crash that left four people with ‘significant’ injuries>

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