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Up to nine hurt in carriage accident in Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle. © Cezary Piwowarski

Up to nine people are reported to have been hurt in a horse-and-carriage accident at Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle.

Most of the injured are understood to be tourists from Japan and Germany.

The accident happened around lunchtime on Monday on the road between the car park and castle, when two horses bolted while conveying seven tourists.

The circumstances are not yet entirely clear, but it is understood the carriage struck a wall after about 500 metres, ejecting three tourists.

The horses continued, colliding with a parked carriage further down the hill.

The driver of the coach, which had no passengers, was thrown as a result.

The original carriage then continued on and struck a tree, resulting in more passengers being ejected.

It is understood the driver of the first carriage suffered minor injuries.

A woman and two children were flown by helicopter to hospital.

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