France to probe Euro Disney after injuries on kids' ride

26th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

French prosecutors said Tuesday they have launched a probe of Euro Disney after five people were hurt when a ride malfunctioned at the Disneyland attraction park near Paris.

The five, passengers on the "Mine Train", were injured when a part manufactured of fibre glass and wood fell onto the train track, and crashed onto a wagon with 25 occupants.

One of the passengers, a 38-year-old man, was struck in the head and was admitted to hospital with serious injuries, said a source close to the investigation.

Four other people suffered less serious injuries.

The prosecution services of Meaux, east of Paris, said they will investigate charges of "involuntary injury" against Euro Disney.

The "Mine Train" was closed on Tuesday.

© 2011 AFP

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