Dozens injured in rollercoaster crash at Legoland in Germany

Emergency services were pictured arriving at the park. Credit: GERMANY OUT/AP

Two rollercoaster trains have crashed into each other at an amusement park in southern Germany, injuring at least 34 people, including 10 children.

Swabia police said only one passenger was severely injured by the accident, which took place at around 2pm local time at the Legoland park in Guenzburg.

One rollercoaster train braked heavily then another collided with it, the German news agency dpa reported.

Three helicopters were deployed to the scene, and fire and rescue services were called in to help.

One of the people hurt was "seriously injured", according to police spokesperson Dominic Geissler, while 15 of those injured were "taken to the hospital for closer medical evaluation."

A Bavarian Red Cross vehicle arrives on the site.

It was not immediately clear how the crash could happen. It took place in the station of the Fire Dragon rollercoaster, an amusement park spokesperson told dpa.

Police are currently investigating the cause of the incident.

Last week, a woman died in another rollercoaster accident in another amusement park in southern Germany.

The 57-year-old woman fell out of the rollercoaster, in the municipality of Klotten, as it was moving and died of her injuries.

The cause for the accident has not been identified yet.

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