Three Romanians killed in fairground accident in Spain

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Three Romanians were killed and another injured on Tuesday when a carriage on a fairground ride in central Spain became untethered, local authorities said.

"We were informed at 5:00 am that an accident at the fairground had left two people dead and two others seriously injured, one of whom died afterwards," said an official in the Toledo region, Javier Corrochano.

The injured person, a Romanian girl of about 16, is "in a very serious condition, he said.

She suffered a cranial fracture, according to a statement from the town hall at Villacanas, where the accident took place.

It said the accident happened when a carriage in the fairground's "Xtrem" ride broke loose.

It said the three men who died were all Romanian nationals.

© 2011 AFP

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