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TX teens fall off carnival ride

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Two teens were injured after a carnival ride accident in Texas. (Source: CNN) Two teens were injured after a carnival ride accident in Texas. (Source: CNN)

EL PASO, TX (CNN) - A carnival ride accident sent two teenagers to the hospital Sunday night.

Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar.

"I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor,” said Michaela Roman, a witness. “I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there motionless. There was a lot of chaos and panic because a lot kids running around, a lot of families."

The El Paso Times reports one teen was seriously injured and one had minor injuries.

Witnesses told local TV station KTSM the ride operator failed to shut the ride's door.

The El Paso police's Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating.

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