Legoland: Rollercoaster crash at Germany resort injures 30

A rollercoaster crash at Legoland’s theme park in Germany has hurt more than 30 people, at least one of whom has severe injuries.

According to German media, the accident happened after two rollercoaster trains collided with each other.

The incident took place on the Fire Dragon ride at the leisure resort, which is located near Gunzburg in Bavaria.

Three helicopters were deployed to the scene, German media reports.

According to German news agency DPA, the accident happened after one rollercoaster train braked heavily and another train collided into it.

Officials are currently unclear on what caused the accident at the boarding area of the Fire Dragon ride.

The Bavarian Red Cross, which was involved in the emergency response, said 15 people were transferred to hospital following the crash.

Riders still trapped on the rollercoaster had to be evacuated after the incident with the help of two fire engines.

“All told, the accident was quite mild,” the organisation said in a statement.

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