A spokesperson for the theme park blamed "strong winds" and said the incident was "completely unrelated to the operation and maintenance of our attractions".
By Daniel Binns, news reporter
Sunday 11 February 2024 15:34, UK
More than a dozen people have been hurt after a tree fell onto a rollercoaster in Spain.
A total of 14 people were injuredincluding two "seriously"on the Tomahawk ride at the PortAventura theme park on Sunday morning.
A spokesperson for the park, in Tarragona, eastern Spain, blamed "strong winds".
They said: "The incident was caused by a tree falling close to the Tomahawk ride. Some of the branches hit visitors who were on the ride."
The statement added that it was "completely unrelated to the operation and maintenance of our attractions, which meet the highest safety standards and are subject to rigorous daily inspections".
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Emergency services said five people were taken to hospitals in the area, including two who were in a critical condition.
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