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Friday, 1 September, 2000, 01:06 GMT 02:06 UK
Crash on world's fastest roller coaster

There¿s been an accident on a British roller coaster which is said to be the fastest in the world.

Fourteen people were injured, two seriously, when two carriages collided on the ride at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach in north-west England.

Reports say the crash happened as the carriages were coming to a stop at the end of the ride.

The roller coaster, called "The Big One", plunges its riders at a-hundred-and-forty kilometres an hour from a height of seventy metres. The giant ride is one of the most popular attractions at the park, which attracts more than seven million visitors a year.

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