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Two people killed in Mexico rollercoaster crash

Early reports suggest a mechanical problem caused the carriage to become detached from the ride.

La Feria amusement park, Mexico City.
La Feria amusement park, Mexico City.
Image: Shutterstock/Suriel Ramzal

TWO PEOPLE HAVE died and two more have been injured after a rollercoaster carriage derailed at a theme park in Mexico, authorities have said. 

Early reports suggest a mechanical problem caused the carriage to become detached from the ride and fall some 10 metres to the ground, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

It is believed that two men died as a result of head injuries, it added, while two woman were taken to hospital – one of them in a serious condition. 

The accident happened at La Feria amusement park in the capital Mexico City.

In a Twitter post, the theme park said it “deeply regrets the terrible accident” and it has launched an investigation into the incident.

© AFP 2019  

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