Two killed in Mexico rollercoaster accident

MEXICO CITY (AFP) -Two people were killed and two more injured when a rollercoaster carriage derailed at a theme park in Mexico, authorities have said.

Early reports suggest a mechanical problem caused the carriage to become detatched from the ride and fall some 10 metres to the ground, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

It is believed the two men died as a result of head injuries, it added, while two woman were taken to hospital – one of them in a serious condition.

The accident happened at La Feria amusement park in the capital Mexico City on Saturday.