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Alton Towers crash: Leah Washington has leg amputated

A 17-year-old girl injured in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has had her leg amputated, it has emerged.

Leah Washington was on the front row of the Smiler ride, which crashed into an empty carriage in front of it.

Three other people who were also in the front row sustained serious leg injuries, while a fifth person is being treated for internal injuries.

The theme park reopened earlier on Monday, six days after the crash, but the ride remains closed.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 08 Jun 2015
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