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2 children die in Ferris wheel crash

11 August 2013, 12:27

Rosario - Two children were killed and seven people injured in a Ferris wheel accident at an amusement park in central Argentina on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as sisters aged 12 and 14 years. Three of the injured were also children, at least one in serious condition, La Capital newspaper in the city of Rosario reported.

The accident occurred when a car broke loose near the highest point of the 25-metre wheel, witnesses said.

"The car was up at the top when it broke off, people flew, it came crashing down," the paper quoted one witness as saying.

"It landed where people were in line to get on, it was terrible."

The report said the ride had experienced problems the previous week before being repaired and put back into service.


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