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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:50:58 PM 

Terror at Blackpool theme park

Big Dipper crash pictures submitted by reader The Gazette Martin Pinfold

Published Date: 11 August 2009
By Helen Steel
A NIGHT of fun turned to terror at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
More than 30 people were injured in a horror crash on the attraction's Big Dipper ride last night.

Paramedics took 21 people to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, while other "walking wounded" were treated by ambulance staff at the scene.
Seven are still in hospital today.

The two carriages crashed 20ft in the air and specialist teams of firefighters used rope equipment to rescue the most seriously injured. It is believed one car stopped suddenly and the other crashed into the back of it.

>> Dozens hurt as ride crashes

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