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Mexico sinks into amusement park, killing 2 in amusement park, officials say



Two people died and two others were injured after the last car on a roller coaster derailed and crashed into an amusement park in Mexico.

The accident happened around 1:00 PM. at La Feria de Chapultepec Amusement Park, located in Mexico City, according to the Mexico City Attorney General's Office.

Ulysses Lara Lopez, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office, told reporters at a press conference that two men – ages 18 and 21 – were killed in the crash. The two men suffered head injuries and others when the car derailed, according to officials. SIX FLAG PASSENGER TRAINS EVACUATED AFTER PART OF THE ROADS

Two women, aged 27 and 35, were also injured in the crash. One of the women suffered a leg injury that required surgery, while the other woman suffered a severe brain injury that required intubation.

Witnesses say that local media reported that the victims were sitting in the last car on the train while derailing. A video obtained from the Mexican newsletter Milenio shows the moment when the car derailed until the train took a tight turn.

Rosalba Rodriguez, who witnessed the crash, told reporters that there was nothing unusual about the ride that ended several stitches to the last derailed car during a turn near the end of its traffic.

  General view of a roller coaster accident in Mexico City, Mexico, September 28, 2019 in this still image taken from

General view of a roller coaster accident in Mexico City, Mexico, September 28, 2019 in this still image taken from a video.
(Reuters TV via REUTERS)

Preliminary investigation showed that mechanical damage caused the car to slacken and fall from a height of 33 feet above the ground, according to Lopez.

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Authorities now treat the accident as a case of negligent homicide.

"This is now in the hands of prosecutors and prosecutors have already taken the necessary steps to investigate," Miriam Urzua, an employee of the civil protection organization, told Reuters.

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The popular park closed shortly after the crash, as they said at the fair, "deeply regrets the horrific incident" and is being investigated, Sky News reported. Video shows investigators milling around the park as a tarpaulin in France blocking access to the the area under the train where the landing

Kimera's towering valet at Chapultepec Park can be seen from far in the capital, these are three almost vertical yellow and red stitches visible from the main highway.

, was introduced in other parks around the world before finding a home in Mexico City.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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