One 15-year-old girl died and two other people were hospitalized with severe injuries after an amusement park ride in Barcelona, Spain, broke in midair, reports say.
The accident occurred when the mechanical arm of “El Pendulo” broke and the seats carrying the teens toppled onto another ride located nearby, reports say.
Witnesses reportedly said that about three hours before the accident maintenance workers were called to the ride because it was making strange noises. Workers evidently examined and tested the ride for 10-15 minutes, then reopened it after they could not detect any problems. It was then that the ride malfunctioned. A young boy also suffered minor injuries, but walked away from the twisted metal on his own, reports say.
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