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Man dies in French carnival ride accident

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A man has been killed and another person seriously injured in a carnival ride accident in a small town in eastern France.

The Rhone prefecture said three other people were slightly injured when the ride collapsed on Saturday afternoon in Neuville-sur-Saone.

The prefecture would not provide details on the identities or the ages of the victims.

A damaged fairground ride is seen.

The ride was composed of three rotating arms, with baskets carrying people in pairs.

Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone, told BFM television one of the arms somehow hit the ground.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident.

Policemen inspect a damaged fairground ride.

AP

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