A 14-year-old girl died following a horrific accident on a rollercoaster at the Tivoli Friheden theme park in Denmark when her car derailed, causing her to fall to her death. A similar incident happened in 2008, involving the same rollercoaster.
Tragedy struck in the city of Aarhus in Denmark today, Thursday, 14 July, when a 14-year-old girl fell to her death while riding a rollercoaster at the Tivoli Friheden theme park after it derailed. A 13-year-old boy was also injured during the incident.
The teenagers were riding the Cobra rollercoaster that the park boasted was capable of hitting speeds of up to 44mph along its 400-metre-long track.
The incident took place at around 12:50 local time, both of the injured teenagers were rushed to a local hospital, however, the girl, who is from Copenhagen, died from her injuries at around 2:20pm. The boy is thought to have suffered injuries to his hand that are not life-threatening.
The Tivoli Friheden theme park was evacuated after the incident and will remain closed while authorities complete their investigation.
Henrik Ragborg Olesen, the park's director, said: "I have no words, it is deeply tragic and absolutely terrible that there is a child of 14 years who has died here in our park, where you have to be happy together and have good experiences."
This is not the first problem with the Cobra ride, in 2008, four people suffered injuries when a car on the same ride derailed in a similar incident.