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Roller coaster derails at Expoland killing one and injuring dozens of others
Posted by: Webmaster | 06 May 2007 14:19

The Fujin Ragin stand-up roller coaster at Expoland amusement park in Osaka, western Japan hit a guardrail on Saturday after an axle broke on one of the six cars on the train. One person person was killed and 34 others required hospital treatment as a result of the accident.

Osaka police official Kaoru Tanaka said a woman was killed. Fire department official Naokazu Norigami said 34 people were taken to hospitals. He said one person sustained a head injury but others were apparently not seriously hurt.

It happened amid Japan's 'Golden Week' holiday, when many families pack amusement parks and other tourist sites. Saturday was the Children's Day national holiday. The park was closed following the accident.

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    Topic: Roller coaster derails at Expoland killing one and injuring dozens of others
    wunderboy19 11-May-2007 12:32:51
    dont let this scare anyone from going on coasters this summer, i would be ashamed of all of you

    DmaddoxLOVESCP 28-Jun-2007 05:52:41
    its a scary thought but if you love rollercoasters enough..i think dying on them would be a good way to go ha.

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