A 14-year-old girl dies in a ride in a Danish amusement park


Copenhagen — Police reported that a 14-year-old girl died Thursday at a popular amusement park in northern Denmark. Her rear on her roller coaster was reportedly off the rails.

According to police, a 13-year-old boy was injured in one hand.

Henrik Ragborg Olsen, manager of the Tivoli Friheden amusement park in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, told the local newspaper Aarhus Stiftstidende that the “rear two seats” of the Cobren roller coaster hang “under the wagon train”. He said he was.

According to police, at 12:50 pm, there was a phone call that the car stopped at Tivoli Friheden and several people were stopped. Newspapers reported that the two were seated in the back seats and taken to rescuers. Ragborg Olsen told Ekstra Bladet daily that the two were seriously injured and taken to the hospital.

Police said the accident occurred on a roller coaster in Cobren and the park was closed.

Police interrogated witnesses and began investigating the cause of the accident.

According to the Tivoli Friheden website, the roller coaster is 25 meters (82 feet) high and the wagon has a top speed of 70 kilometers (44 miles) per hour.

The amusement park is located in the southern part of Aarhus, 156 km (97 miles) northwest of Copenhagen.

Associated Press