Dozens injured after rollercoaster crash at Legoland in Germany

More than 30 people have been injured, one severely, after two rollercoaster trains crashed into each other at an amusement park in southern Germany.

One rollercoaster train braked heavily and another train collided with it at the Legoland park in Gunzburg, the German news agency dpa reported.

Three helicopters were sent to the scene, and fire and rescue services were called in to help, with 31 people injured. It was not immediately clear how the crash happened.

A criminal investigation has been launched.

A police spokesperson said 15 of those 31 were taken to hospital for further treatment, with one seriously injured.


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The incident happened in the station of the Fire Dragon ride, according to a spokesperson for the park.

Image: Fire Dragon ride. File pic: Legoland

The police spokesperson added that a criminal investigation was started straight away, and officials from the public prosecutor's office had been to the scene.

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They said: "The investigations are currently underway. We are not yet able to say anything more about the cause of the accident or what led to it. This is the subject of the investigation."

He added that only the area around the ride was closed, and the rest of the park was still open.

The rollercoaster has a minimum age of six for accompanied children, and eight for those riding on their own.

Last week, a woman died in another rollercoaster accident in an amusement park in Klotten in southwest Germany.

The 57-year-old woman fell out of the rollercoaster as it was moving and died of her injuries. The cause of the accident has not yet been identified.

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