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Four guests injured on Disneyland Paris steam train

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Jan 4, 2013 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Four park guests were injured at Disneyland Paris when the cars on one of the Disneyland Railroad steam trains bumped together. On Wednesday, January 2, at 8:40 pm, a bolt snapped between the first and second car as the train approached the terminal. This caused the engine and the first car to arrive at the station ahead of the others. When the last three cars got to the station, they hit the first car and engine, causing a jolt. 40 people were on the train when the incident occurred.

The train remained closed on Thursday, though officials called the incident "minor" and said, "it was a small nudge." One wheel came off the tracks when the bump occurred. The train normally has a speed of 5 mph when pulling into the station.

Four guests, including a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old girl, went to the hospital for examinations, but were released to return home or back to their vacations.