Rollercoaster crash at Legoland in Germany injures at least 34

Fire Dragon ride. File pic: Legoland

More than 30 people have been injured, two of them 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 at least 34 people injured.It was not immediately clear how the crash happened.

It took place in the station of the Fire Dragon ride, according to a spokesperson for the park.

Fire Dragon ride. File pic: Legoland
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Fire Dragon ride. File pic: Legoland

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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