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Legoland rollercoaster crash injures 34 in Germany

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Legoland roller coaster crash injured 34: Rescue operation launched after two trains collide during ride in German amusement park

  • Accident today happened on the theme park Feuerdrache ride
  • One roller coaster train braked hard and drove into the other
  • This afternoon a spokeswoman said the roller coaster is being evacuated
  • 34 people have been injured, two of them seriously, after the crash

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A rescue operation has been launched after two roller coaster trains collided in southern Germany, injuring 34 people, two seriously.

The accident happened today in the station area of ​​the ‘Feuerdrache’ (Fire Dragon) roller coaster at Legoland in Guenzburg, when a roller coaster train braked hard and another ran into it.

Those involved in the collision suffered injuries, including bruises and abrasions, in which two people were seriously injured.

Three rescue helicopters and fire and rescue services arrived on the scene. It was not immediately clear how the crash could have happened.

Three rescue helicopters, pictured, were sent to the site of the Feuerdrache roller coaster after the trains collided at Legoland in southern Germany

Three rescue helicopters, pictured, were sent to the site of the Feuerdrache roller coaster after the trains collided at Legoland in southern Germany

34 people were injured in the crash on the roller coaster Feuerdrache, two of them seriously.  Pictured: The Feuerdrache roller coaster traveling at up to eight meters per second

34 people were injured in the crash on the roller coaster Feuerdrache, two of them seriously.  Pictured: The Feuerdrache roller coaster traveling at up to eight meters per second

34 people were injured in the crash on the roller coaster Feuerdrache, two of them seriously. Pictured: The Feuerdrache roller coaster traveling at up to eight meters per second

A Legoland spokeswoman said this afternoon that one of the two trains had already been cleared and the second was being evacuated.

She added that all Legoland rescue workers are on duty and the park will remain open for the time being.

It is unclear what led to the accident during the drive, which first passes through a covered and darkened part of the park.

The roller coaster ‘Feuerdrache’ then takes off with ramps and a few bends into the fresh air and can travel at speeds of up to eight meters per second or about 29 kilometers per hour.

The latest incident comes after a 57-year-old woman fell from another attraction last Saturday at an amusement park in Klotten on the Moselle in Rhineland-Palatinate and died.

And the accident in Germany’s Legoland comes days after the hotel in the Windsor branch of the amusement park closed due to a fire.

A Legoland spokeswoman, pictured, said this afternoon that one of the two trains had already been cleared and the second was being evacuated.

A Legoland spokeswoman, pictured, said this afternoon that one of the two trains had already been cleared and the second was being evacuated.

A Legoland spokeswoman, pictured, said this afternoon that one of the two trains had already been cleared and the second was being evacuated.

On Sunday afternoon, a fire broke out in an awning over the hotel entrance.

Guests at the hotel were evacuated by staff and taken to a restaurant in the resort while firefighters extinguished the blaze. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is unknown.

Those who were to stay at the hotel were taken to other hotels or got their money back.

After repairs and checks, the hotel is expected to reopen today.

In a statement, Legoland said: “We apologize to our guests for the inconvenience and thank them for their patience as we help everyone rearrange their bookings.”