Disneyland Paris Train Accident Injures Four

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Four guests were treated for minor injuries after a wagon broke off from a steam engine ride at Disneyland Paris on Thursday.

The four guests included a pregnant woman and 13-year old girl.  They were taken to hospital after the accident on the five-wagon Disneyland Railroad, a police source said. The accident occurred after a bolt snapped between the first and second wagons of the train, sending the engine and one wagon ahead of the others as they approached the terminal The three rear wagons then struck the first section when it stopped at the end of the line.

About 40 guests were in the train at the time of the accident. A spokesman for the Euro Disney Company, which operates the park, said the train ride was closed on Thursday and that the incident was minor.  The spokesman also said those injured were out of the hospital and had returned home or continued their stay at Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris had just celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, in which it saw a record 16 million visitors.

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