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Girl, 14, dies after part of rollercoaster ride 'comes off rails' at theme park in Denmark

After the rollercoaster’s rear portion reportedly fell off the rails, a 14-year-old girl died in a Danish theme park.

A 13-year-old boy also sustained injuries to his right hand in the accident at Tivoli Friheden, Aarhaus’ second city.

According to the park, the accident occurred while the track was still in operation. A portion of the rear carriage also broke off.

On Thursday at 12.50pm, police were called to the scene to report that a car had become stuck on a ride and that people were trapped.


Henrik Ragborg Olsen (the manager of the theme park) stated to the Ekstra Bladet, that the Cobraen rollercoaster rides’ rear seats were “under the wagon train”.

According to the newspaper, two people were sitting in the back seats. They were taken to the hospital.

Police are now investigating the circumstances of the tragedy that occurred about 97 miles (156km), northwest of Copenhagen.

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The park later stated that it was difficult for them to describe the tragic accident of today in which a girl died and a boy was hurt.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the girl, her family, friends and relatives. We also think of the boy, the staff and all those who visited the park earlier in the day.

“We are working with East Jutland Police, and we are currently awaiting the technical investigation regarding the accident.”

Image: The scene at Aarhus in Denmark

A hotline has been set up at the theme park for those who require professional crisis assistance.

According to the statement, Friday will see the park close.

According to the park’s website the rollercoaster stands 25m (82ft) high and wagons can travel at 70kph (44mph).


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