Fire crews rescue 13 after Benidorm fairground ride breaks down in mid-air

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FIREFIGHTERS have rescued 13 children from a fairground ride in Benidorm.

The thrillseekers were trapped in a series of metal cages dangling four metres from the ground after the attraction lost power, a council official said.

The dramatic breakdown came just half-an-hour after the the city’s Fiestas Mayores Patronales de Benidorm celebrations got underway.

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Two fire engines attended the scene and the captive revellers were brought down on an aerial platform having been locked inside for almost an hour-and-a-half.

There were no reported injuries and it remains unknown what caused the ride to stop working.

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