Several injured by shrapnel after fairground ride motor ‘explodes’ in Spain

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FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION: Motor 'explodes' (File photograph)

THREE people have been injured by flying shrapnel after a motor on a fairground attraction ‘exploded’ at fair in southern Spain.

Witnesses said there was a loud noise and a lot of smoke, which caused some panic.

Girls aged 12 and 17-years-old suffered slight cuts and a 17-year-old youth needed two stitches to a head wound at the El Puerto de Santa María fair.

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Local Police sealed off the ride until after it had been inspected by an engineer who verified that the fault had been caused by a clogged engine filter, which blocked a compressor.

After the part had been changed the attraction was allowed to reopen.

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