The woman fell several meters from the roller coaster.  (icon picture)

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Drama in the amusement park: woman falls off the roller coaster and dies

A woman fell from a moving roller coaster in the Klotten wildlife and leisure park on Saturday afternoon and was fatally injured.

Klotten – In a theme park in the Mosel town of Klotten, a woman fell from a moving roller coaster on Saturday afternoon and was fatally injured.

The woman fell several meters from the roller coaster. (Iconic image) © 123RF/torsakarin

The 57-year-old from St. Wendel, Saarland, died on the spot despite attempts to revive him, as the police announced in the evening.

The exact cause of the accident initially remained unclear. The accident resulted in a large deployment of rescue workers.

The police can say little more than the time of the accident and the age of the dead.

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“The investigations are still ongoing,” says a police officer from Cochem. As always in such accidents, the public prosecutor’s office was called in.

But all investigations are still at the very beginning: Was it a technical defect, was it negligence or was it fatally careless?

Was there a natural cause of death such as a heart attack? “To find out, an autopsy could be ordered,” the police officer suspects – but that will be a decision by the public prosecutor’s office.

The accident in the wildlife and leisure park in Klotten, also known as “Klotti”, happened around 4:30 p.m., about an hour and a half before the park was supposed to close on Saturday. The park is closed on Sunday.

On its website, the park describes its “Klotti roller coaster” with a distance of 550 meters with the words “curvy, maximum gradient and up to 60 kilometers per hour fast”.

The park was opened in 1970 as a wildlife park on the Moselle heights near Klotten, according to the website. Since the 1990s, it has been expanded into a leisure and family park with new attractions. The roller coaster opened accordingly in 2004.

First report 8:09 p.m., last updated at 9:23 p.m.

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