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Swedish theme park ride collapses

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Dozens of fun-seekers have been injured after a theme park ride collapsed in the city of Gothenburg, in western Sweden.

Officials said around 20 people were seriously hurt in the accident, which happened at the Liseberg theme park.

Several people were thrown out of the swinging Rainbow ride in Tuesday evening's accident, police said.

The ride is composed of a spinning arm with a compartment at one end which carries passengers.

The Rainbow was full, with 36 predominantly Scandinavian passengers, at the time of the accident, in which it fell about 10 feet (three metres) to the ground, police said.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

A popular Swedish tourist destination, Liseberg is the country's biggest theme park, with more than 30 different rides.

None of the injuries are said to be life-threatening, emergency services officials told the Associated Press news agency.



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