A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has been killed and another child was injured in a horrific rollercoaster crash.
Horrified witnesses reported hearing a “loud bang” as the rear carriage of the Cobra thrill ride came off its tracks at Tivoli Friheden in Aarhus, Dänemark.
Cobra is one of Denmark’s most well known rollercoasters – hitting speeds of up to 44mph and pulling 4.5Gs on its 400m long track.
The accident saw the two youngsters rushed to hospital where the teenager was declared dead at around 2.20pm local time, Berichte TV2.
The other victim has been identified as a 13-year-old boy who suffered injuries to one of his hands.
And it is not the first time there has been an accident on Cobra – with four people being injured when a carriage derailed in 2008.
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Tivoli Friheden, one of Denmark’s most popular theme parks, was evacuated after the crash.
Cops are now investigating the cause of the accident and the park will remain closed until further notice.
Theme park director Henrik Ragborg Olesen said: “I have no words, it is deeply tragic and absolutely terrible that there is a child of 14 years who has died here in our park, where you have to be happy together and have good experiences.”
The director could not confirm if this latest accident was similar to the previous crash 14 Jahre zuvor.
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The cause of the accident has not yet been confirmed and investigators are probing the rollercoaster.
In einer Stellungnahme, Tivoli Friheden said: “It’s hard for us to put into words the tragic accident of today, where a girl lost her life and a boy was injured.
“Our heartfelt thoughts are with the girl and the girl’s relatives, family and friends.
“Our thoughts are also with the boy, our staff and the many visitors at the park earlier today.
“We are cooperating with East Jutland Police and are now awaiting the technical investigations regarding the accident.”