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Miniature Train Derails Killing 6-year-old Child

25 More Children Injured, Some Seriously

Herald Journal

A MINIATURE TRAIN RIDE IN SPARTANBURG, South Carolina’s Cleveland Park derailed and tumbled off a low bridge Saturday afternoon.  The accident killed a 6-yr.-old boy.  As many as 25 more were injured including two adults.

Herald Journal

Saturday was the first day of operation for this season and the tracks had been fully inspected on Wednesday.  In addition, the train operator completed a thorough check of the equipment and ran it several times around the circuit prior to taking on the passengers Saturday.  It is not yet known what caused the train to leave the track.

Herald Journal

There are two or more children in serious condition after two of them were air lifted from the city-owned park.

Herald Journal

WSPA-TV posted this video report from the scene:

 

The Spartanburg Herald Journal has the story and a 31-image photo gallery HERE.

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