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22 Riders Stranded on California Roller Coaster


22 people were stranded for almost three hours when a roller coaster derailed at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.

A tree branch fell onto the path of the Ninja roller coaster, causing the front car to detach from the tracks and dangle some 30 feet in the air.

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The 22 passengers were safely evacuated by firefighters around 8:30 p.m. Monday night, Magic Mountain spokeswoman Sue Carpenter said. Two passengers sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, according to Carpenter.

The ride will remain closed until a “thorough inspection of the area is complete,” Carpenter said.

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