Fourteen visitors to an amusement park in northeastern Spain were injured after a tree fell on a roller coaster, informed the local rescue services. Two of them are seriously injured, TASR writes, according to a report from the DPA agency. The incident occurred at the PortAventura World theme park, located near the coastal city of Tarragona in the autonomous community of Catalonia.
Emergency services said through a statement on the X social network that five of the 12 injured had to be hospitalized, while two others are in critical condition. The management of the amusement park informed that visitors were hit on the roller coaster by branches of a tree that fell due to strong winds.
According to the management, the incident was not at all related “to the operation and maintenance of the attractions, which meet the highest safety standards and are subject to strict daily controls”. The local police have already started an investigation into the matteradds DPA.