NJ amusement park ride partially collapses; 5 hurt

WILDWOOD - (AP) - Authorities say five people were injured when a ride partially collapsed at a New Jersey amusement parkwhere a girl fell to her death from a Ferris wheel in June.

Wildwood police say the center mast snapped on the sea dragonride Friday night. It's a pirate ship that swings riders back andforth high into the air. It wasn't immediately clear what causedthe mast to break.

Officials say a teenager was sent to the hospital with injuriesthat are not considered life-threatening. Four others were treatedat the scene for minor injuries.

The collapse was the second serious accident at the Morey'sMariner's Landing Pier this summer. An 11-year-old girl died inJune after falling from a Ferris wheel.

A park statement said the partial collapse was beinginvestigated.

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