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May 15, 2011 2:55 PM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Teens hurt after fall from carnival ride

GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Two teenagers were seriously hurt when they were thrown from a carnival ride during a fair on a high school campus in Greensburg.
The state Fire Marshal's office said the two had been on a ride called "the Zipper" - described as a huge oval frame that spins like a Ferris wheel with free -flipping cars. They were being removed from the ride when it went in motion, causing them to be thrown from the car and fall 15 feet.
Maj. Michael Martin of the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said the brother and sister, ages 13 and 15, were hospitalized in Baton Rouge after the Saturday evening accident. State Fire Marsha
Butch Browning's office said Sunday that the two were in stable
Browing's office was investigating the accident.


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