Teenage girl killed in roller coaster accident in Denmark

Teen girl killed in roller coaster crash in Denmark

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A 14-year-old girl was killed and a 13-year-old boy injured in a roller coaster crash at an amusement park in Aarhus, western Denmark, on Thursday, police said.

The accident occurred shortly before 1:00 p.m. (11:00 GMT) when a trolley was unhooked from the “Cobra” attraction, explained Henrik Ragborg Olsen, the director of the Tivoli Friheden amusement park.

“It's the rear part that broke and is hanging under the rest of the train,” he told Danish television TV2.

The teenage girl killed is a 14-year-old Danish girl, Danish police said in a statement, adding that a 13-year-old boy was also injured by hand.

The amusement park in Denmark's second largest city has been closed and evacuated of its visitors.

These roller coasters, a 400 meter long circuit and 25 meters high where the speed can go up to 70 km/h, had already been the scene of an acc ident in 2008, shortly after their inauguration.

At the time, it was the front part that had come undone. Four people were seriously injured.

The investigation revealed a construction error in this Italian-designed attraction.