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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Collision on Spanish rollercoaster

Trains have collided on a ride at a Madrid theme park

An accident has occurred on the first family rollercoaster in Spain to incorporate the use of virtual reality glasses, according to the theme park’s website.

Two trains collided on a Wild-West themed ride, Tren de la Mina (Mine Train), in the Spanish capital, Madrid on Sunday afternoon.

Thirty-three people were injured, including six children under the age of ten.

Several people were taken to hospital as a precaution and emergency services said there were no serious injuries and most just had bruises. Local media reports that some are suffering from whiplash.

One eye-witness said the those on the ride couldn’t anticipate the crash because they were wearing virtual reality headsets.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

The theme park, Parque de Atracciones, opened in 1969 and is one of the oldest in Spain.

The rollercoaster reaches a height of 17.5 metres and travels through waterfalls at a maximum speed of 35mph, according to the theme park's website.

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