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Three killed, four injured in Iran amusement park accident: Paper

8/11/01 Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA -- Three people were killed and four others injured Thursday when part of a roller coaster was separated, throwing down the riders on an amusement park in the city of Karaj, 40 kilometers west of Tehran, press said Saturday.

The Persian daily Resaalat cited witnesses as saying that the accident happened at 23:30 local time at Nobovvat park when several carriages of the roller coaster came out, knocking three of the riders down to death.

Four others were taken to hospital, it said, adding they were in good conditions except for one young child, it added.

Following the accident, a group of visitors attacked official buildings of the park with stones and bricks and smashed their windows, in protest to the "lack of safety measures" in the park, Resaalat said.

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