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Spanish Carnival Ride Breaks Up, Kills 3

Ride broken while spinning, sending victims flying
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2011 8:06 AM CDT
Spanish Carnival Ride Breaks Up, Kills 3
Three people died and one was injured in central Spain early this morning when a "Tarantula" ride broke.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Three people died and a teenage girl was injured in central Spain when a high-speed carnival ride broke apart early this morning, reports the AP. One of the arms on the Tarantula ride—which consists of four metal arms that spin around an axis, each with cars that spin—broke while the ride was in motion, causing the deaths. Villacañas, where the accident occurred, is a town of 9,000 people 60 miles south of Madrid. (Read more carnival stories.)

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