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Icelandic teen falls to death from Spain rollercoaster

Published on Jul 8, 2014 8:15 PM

MADRID (AFP) - A teenager from Iceland plunged to his death from a soaring rollercoaster ride called "Inferno" at an amusement park in eastern Spain's tourist resort of Benidorm, officials said Tuesday.

The 18-year-old, who was on holiday with his family and a friend, flew out of the green-coloured, twisting ride on Monday at the Terra Mitica, or Mythical Land, amusement park, police said.

"We received a call at 4.45 pm because an 18-year-old man, who was Icelandic, apparently because of a fault in the seat's harness, was thrown out," said a source at Alicante provincial police station.

"He hit the ground and died shortly afterwards in the ambulance," the source told AFP.

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