Fourteen injured, two of them seriously, due to the fall of a tree on a PortAventura attraction

This morning there was a serious accident on the attraction Tomahawk of PortAventura. The strong wind has caused the falling from a tree whose branches have impacted on the visitors who were riding in this roller coaster, according to the statement issued by the park. The balance of the accident is, in total, 14 injured.

Two of them are in serious condition and admitted to the hospital. Bellvitge and Joan XXIII hospital (Tarragona), respectively. To evacuate one of these two injured people, the emergency medical services (EMS) had to activate a helicopter. Three more people are in condition less serious They are being treated in the hospitals of Santa Tecla (Tarragona) and Sant Joan (Reus). Of the rest of those affected, four have been slightly injured and five have been discharged on site.

In total they have mobilized eight ambulances, who have treated these 14 people, after they were initially helped by the amusement park staff. From PortAventura, they assure that it is an incident outside the operation and the park facilities and affirm that they are offering maximum collaboration to the authorities.

At this time, the Mossos d’Esquadra They are inspecting the attraction where the accident occurred.

For the last few hours he had been Civil Protection alert activated due to strong gusts of wind in the south of Catalonia. The emergency telephone number has received a total of 165 calls related to 122 incidents. After 12 noon, the authorities deactivated the alert and maintained the ‘pre-alert’ situation.

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